Everton have been ‘ready’ to offer Anthony Gordon a new contract for a ‘long time’ at Goodison Park, but concerns remain over his future on Merseyside, according to journalist Paul Brown. Frank Lampard oversaw a busy summer of business, as £70 million was spent on new recruits but he managed to cling onto his star man beyond the deadline.
Chelsea pushed hard for the 21-year-old’s signature after the end of the 2021-22 campaign, seeing multiple bids rejected by Everton with the final offering reaching £60 million.
However, the Toffees and Lampard were adamant that they would not sell Gordon for any price. But the player himself reportedly informed his manager of his desire to leave Everton and join Thomas Tuchel’s project at Stamford Bridge.
Nevertheless, they held firm while Tuchel has since been replaced as Chelsea manager by Graham Potter, who left Brighton & Hove Albion to take up the role.Read more on givemesport.com