Chelsea having negotiations with £60m star 'in next 24 hours' at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea owner and chairman Todd Boehly in the stands

Chelsea are hoping to find a breakthrough in negotiations for Everton winger Anthony Gordon in the next 24 hours, according to the reliable Fabrizio Romano.

The west London club have already had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old, but it does not look like they have given up on signing him just yet.

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What is the latest news involving Gordon?

Journalist Alan Nixon recently revealed that Everton have offered Gordon a massive new deal as they look to keep hold of their academy graduate.

The above comes after Chelsea made two unsuccessful bids for Gordon, with BBC Sport claiming that the most recent one was worth around £45m.

However, that does not seem to be the end of things, as one report from Sky Sports says that the Blues are prepared to go up to £60m to get their man.

Whether that will be enough at this late stage of the transfer window, though, remains to be seen.

What has Romano said about Gordon to Chelsea?

Romano has told GIVEMESPORT that Chelsea are still working on a deal to sign Gordon but Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains their priority.

Speaking to GMS, the Italian journalist said: “At the moment, I think the reality is Pierre Aubameyang is the priority and then it’s to keep negotiating with Everton in the next 24 hours and see if they can change the situation with Gordon. But the easiest one is Pierre Aubameyang, for sure.”

Who do Chelsea need more, Gordon or Aubameyang?

Aubameyang. It is quite clear that this Chelsea squad is lacking a goalscorer who can bring them into title contention.

Last season, Thomas Tuchel’s side scored 76 goals in the Premier League, which is no mean feat. However, Manchester City and Liverpool, who both finished ahead of them, managed to register more (via WhoScored), so there is work to do offensively.

Aubameyang, a natural finisher, should help them in that department. The Gabonese forward has found the back of the net 299 times in his senior career, with 68 of those strikes coming in the English top flight during his time as an Arsenal player.

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Considering all of the above, it is not hard to see why Tuchel has asked co-owner Todd Boehly to deliver him his former striker before the transfer window closes.

Still, with Callum Hudson-Odoi recently leaving Stamford Bridge to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan, there could be room for another winger to join Chelsea. But that does not necessarily mean the club should go and fork out £60m on Gordon, which is an incredible amount of money to spend on somebody of his age and experience.

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