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Gordon to Chelsea transfer talk addressed by Lampard after Everton star is benched for Carabao Cup win

10:16 GMT+3 24/08/2022
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Everton manager Frank Lampard has issued an update on Anthony Gordon's future, amid strong interest from Chelsea.
  • Chelsea are targeting the £60m-rated youngster
  • Gordon was left on the bench on Tuesday
  • Lampard insists he remains Everton's player

WHAT HAPPENED? Lampard has explained why he left Gordon on the bench for Everton's 1-0 away win over Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. It has been reported that the forward is inching closer to a move to Stamford Bridge.

WHAT THEY SAID: "Everyone knows there’s interest from Chelsea, it’s very public now, but he’s our player. It’s as simple as that," Lampard told reporters. "He was on the bench [because] he had a bit of an issue with his heel after the game against Forest, we kept him out of it completely unless he was absolutely needed tonight, I didn’t feel he was."

Asked if he wants the transfer saga brought to a swift conclusion, Lampard replied: "Yeah, ideally, or carry on and he’s our player, so that’s what it is."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Recent reports have suggested that Gordon has asked Everton to let him join Chelsea. The Blues are also said to be willing to pay as much as £60 million ($70.8m) for the 21-year-old.

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WHAT NEXT FOR EVERTON & GORDON? Next on the agenda for the Toffees is a trip to Brentford on Saturday. Whether or not Gordon will be involved remains to be seen.