Everton head coach Frank Lampard has, late on Tuesday, provided an update on the future of in-demand attacker Anthony Gordon.
The name of youngster Gordon has of course taken its place front and centre in the media headlines of late.
This comes after the 21-year-old was identified as a prime summer target on the part of Everton’s Premier League rivals, Chelsea, amid the ongoing efforts of the powers that be at Stamford Bridge to add to Thomas Tuchel’s options in the attacking third.
Despite his age and relative inexperience, it is understood that Todd Boehly has backed a pair of big-money offers for Gordon, the latter of which amounted to £45 million.
The Everton hierarchy, however, to this point, have remained staunch in their even more considerable demands.
In turn, it has been suggested that Chelsea are readying one final push for the explosive winger’s signature, ahead of the transfer window slamming shut.
Speaking to the media late on Tuesday night, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the subject of Gordon’s future being put to manager Frank Lampard.
This comes with the starlet understood to have made clear this week his hopes of sealing a move to west London.
The Everton headmaster, though, is adamant that Gordon remains ‘our player’, albeit with a swift solution to the situation being sought: