By George Overhill

27th Jun, 2022 | 5:40pm

Everton exit for Anthony Gordon clarified amid potential Richarlison to Tottenham move

Everton have “zero interest” in a double bid from Tottenham for Anthony Gordon and Richarlison, according to Sky Sports’ Alan Myers.

Myers himself had reported earlier on Monday (27 June) that Spurs were putting together a package to take both stars to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with their interest in the Brazilian star already well documented.

The older player’s exit may still be on the cards this summer, but it appears the young star’s chances of following him are slim to none, regardless of the destination.

Myers returned to his personal Twitter account to write: “My understanding is that Everton have zero interest in entertaining any double bid for Anthony Gordon and Richarlison from any club”.

The Liverpool Echo went further, reporting that the Toffees did not even know of the potential deal and wouldn’t accept it.

They wrote: “The ECHO understands that Everton are not aware of a prospective package deal and if there was, it would not be something they would support.”

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Everton may be going through a difficult period, with relegation a close call and financial difficulties currently, so the prospect of losing one star attacker is something they are having to face up to.

But if Tottenham think they can take advantage of the situation to also buy the club’s star of the future at the same time it is a completely different matter.

Spurs have so far been unwilling to even match the asking price for Richarlison, believed to be £50million-plus, as they want to include players in the deal to bring the price down, so how they expected to be able to convince Goodison officials to throw in Gordon is anyone’s guess.

If a club is forced to sell part of their present they therefore are obliged to turn to their future, so there is little sense in also letting that walk out the door unless it is really a dire situation.

There is no indication that things are that bad for the Toffees so the 21-year-old is sure to be an integral part of Frank Lampard’s plans for the new season.

It is reassuring that the door on the winger potentially leaving appears to have been firmly slammed shut immediately, even if the rumours continue to swirl around Richarlison without an obvious resolution yet in sight.