By Joe Ellis

14th Aug, 2022 | 6:40pm

Chelsea want to sign Everton attacker Anthony Gordon amid £50m development

Chelsea are now keen on signing Everton attacker Anthony Gordon as they look towards the future, according to the Sunday Times.

The 21-year-old has been deployed as a striker so far this season with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured but he has still been a shining light among the Toffees squad.

Newcastle United previously attempted a £35million bid for the England Under-21 international but Everton flatly rejected that approach and now the Blues are considering their own move.

But he is valued at £50million to those at Goodison Park which would be a big spend for the club that have already spent £170million this summer after their well-documented takeover.

Everton have shown an interest in Chelsea’s Albanian striker Armando Broja who is yet to break into Thomas Tuchel’s side which could present an opportunity for the London club to strike a cheaper deal.

Lock him away

All of this interest will be a very worrying read for Evertonians who have already seen last season’s top scorer, Richarlison, leave Merseyside for Tottenham Hotspur in a mega-money move.

But Gordon is a different kettle of fish entirely having had just one good season for the club so far and being a graduate of the academy at Finch Farm.

As a supporter of the club, he has more desire to stay than Richarlison ever had and the club, subsequently, will be more reluctant to sell him if they can possibly avoid it.

Chelsea would have to come up with an insane offer to make Farhad Moshiri even consider a sale and even then, Everton may ask for Broja to be thrown into the deal.

It’s a credit to the 21-year-old that he has interest from so many clubs but the chances of him leaving seem very minuscule given the troubles around Goodison Park over the past 18 months.