Reports suggest that Anthony Gordon has informed Frank Lampard that he wants to join Chelsea this summer.
According to The Athletic, the 21-year-old has made his stance on the reported speculation clear, citing his desire to play in Europe and for his country as reasons for the want to move.
The Blues emerged as shock suitors for the Toffees’ winger last weekend, with them rapidly entering negotiations for his services.
The winger has become a popular player among pundits in the Premier League, with Alan Shearer describing him as “fearless.”
Despite Everton’s desire to keep hold of him, recent reports stated that the Blues were willing to increase their fee even more so, in order to get the deal over the line before the window shuts next Thursday.
This has now played into Gordon’s thinking, with The Athletic claiming he has now made his mind up that his future should lie at Stamford Bridge.
Gordon says he wants to join Chelsea
However, the report goes on to say that a deal is still not imminent as things stand, with there still being a chance it doesn’t go through before the end of the window.
A lot of Blues fans will be wondering how the signing is being seen as a priority for the club, with him seeming to do a lot of similar stuff their current wingers also do.
Watching the performance at the weekend, supporters will be of the belief that a central midfielder and a striker are far bigger priorities, with Conor Gallagher in particular not yet taking his chance following a string of injuries in the position.
With Kai Havertz hardly setting the world alight in the opening three games, supporters will also be keen to see a new striker enter the fray, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly close to being confirmed.
While it is possible both are able to be signed, it is difficult to imagine they both will be alongside Wesley Fofana at the back, meaning they are likely to miss out on at least.