The transfer team at Everton have provided their response to an opening bid tabled by Premier League rivals Chelsea, for a key member of Frank Lampard’s squad.
The player being eyed by the Pensioners? Anthony Gordon.
Word of Chelsea’s interest in wide-man Gordon, of course, first came to the fore earlier this evening.
Amid the ongoing efforts of Todd Boehly and co. to add to Thomas Tuchel’s options out wide, Everton’s up-and-coming starlet has been identified as a key target.
This comes despite Raheem Sterling having already made his way to Stamford Bridge from Manchester City this summer.
Having evidently been impressed by Gordon’s showing during the club’s Premier League opening day meeting with Everton last weekend, Chelsea, in turn, moved forward with an opening offer earlier today.
And now, as alluded to above, a fresh insight into the situation has been provided.
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, amongst others, the Blues’ first proposal was worth a sum in the region of £40 million.
The transfer team at Goodison Park, however, were left unmoved, swiftly knocking the offer back.
Chelsea, as a result, could return to the table with an imminent cash-plus-player bid, amid long-standing interest on Everton’s part in the services of Armando Broja.