Chelsea have been warned over their potential £60million signing of Everton’s Anthony Gordon as co-owner Todd Boehly appears to be closing in on his seventh signing of the summer. The 2 clubs reportedly are in negotiations over a possible deal that would eclipse the £58m the Blues spent on Marc Cucurella earlier this month.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have already had a reported £45m bid for Gordon knocked back, as Sky Sports claim that Frank Lampard is holding out for £60m for his side’s prized asset. Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes that Chelsea could possibly be on the verge of “massively overpaying” for the England under-21 international in the event that they meet the Toffees’ valuation.
“I believe you’re within the territory of massively overpaying,” Jordan told talkSPORT. “If Todd Boehly wants to steer together with his chin, chequebook and whatever else and pay top, top, top, top money for players and a player has already expressed an interest in going, and there’s a greater must have the ability to complement the challenges that Everton already have for this reason slight challenge of Financial Fair Play and the restrictions on how they should sell to purchase, yeah I’d [sell Gordon].
“I can be unhappy since it sends out the signal that my academy is there for people to take from it every time they selected once I even have got proof of concept in my first team, I wouldn’t like that, but I can be making Chelsea work for it: A) With the cheque that they’ve to put in writing.
“It’s so simple as that. He was on the bench [because] he had a little bit of a problem together with his heel after the sport against [Nottingham] Forest.
“We kept him out of it completely unless he was absolutely needed tonight, I didn’t feel he was. Yeah, ideally [we want a speedy resolution], or carry on and he’s our player, in order that’s what it’s.”
Chelsea could also offer two of their very own players in a swap deal to lower Everton’s asking price for Gordon, as Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher have each been linked with moves to Goodison Park this summer.