Chelsea are ready to increase their bid for Everton youngster Anthony Gordon

Everton star Anthony Gordon is attracting £40million interest from Chelsea this summer

Chelsea ready to increase their bid for Everton youngster Anthony Gordon to £45million as they look to test the resolve of the crisis-hit Merseyside club.

  • Chelsea have already had a £40m bid rejected for the Everton youngster
  • Anthony Gordon is unwilling to sign a new deal with the club this summer
  • The west London side will test Everton’s resolve with an additional £45m bid

Chelsea are ready to increase their bid for Everton’s Anthony Gordon to £45m.

Everton have already rejected a £40million approach for Gordon from Chelsea, who remain determined to test the Toffees’ resolve to hang on to their academy product.

Everton have rejected interest for Gordon, 21, from Tottenham and Newcastle this summer, but now face a new threat from big-spending Chelsea.

Everton star Anthony Gordon is attracting £40million interest from Chelsea this summer

And the Londoners’ interest in offloading Gordon this summer has posed a dilemma for Everton.

Gordon has two years left on his current deal and is unwilling to sign a new one, making this window Everton’s best hope of securing a market value fee for the winger before your price starts to drop as you get closer to the end of your contract.

Everton are believed to want more than £50m for Gordon.

Everton want at least £50m if they are to cash in on 21-year-old Gordon (left) this month.

Everton want at least £50m if they are to cash in on 21-year-old Gordon (left) this month.

Gordon is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea able to offer Champions League football and the winger a platform to boost his England hopes.

Gordon has played seven times for England Under-21s after breaking into the Young Lions set-up last season.

Chelsea have signed five players this summer, but ex-Leeds winger Raphinha was one of those missed out and they remain in the market for attacking reinforcements, even away.

The versatile Gordon has also been used as a false nine by Everton this season and could solve Chelsea’s search for a right-back option to compete with Reece James.

While Chelsea want Gordon, Everton are interested in three Stamford Bridge youngsters, midfield duo Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour and striker Armando Broja.

Thomas Tuchel is looking to bolster his options in the final weeks of the transfer window

Thomas Tuchel is looking to bolster his options in the final weeks of the transfer window

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