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Report: Manchester City chief is a big fan of £50m star Chelsea are desperate to sign

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly a fan of Everton winger Anthony Gordon, who Chelsea are working hard to sign this week in a…

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly a fan of Everton winger Anthony Gordon, who Chelsea are working hard to sign this week in a deal worth £50m.

According to the Times, the four-time Premier League-winning coach is an admirer of the England youth international, with Gordon experiencing an incredible rise over the past year after becoming one of Everton’s most important players under Frank Lampard.

Taking the no. 10 shirt this season and starring in the centre-forward role for the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Gordon has seen his stock rise considerably in recent months, and this week could now see the youngster move from Everton to Chelsea, with the Blues reportedly preparing a £50m offer for the attacker.

Indeed, whilst Guardiola is a fan of the Toffees’ talent, it is unlikely that City will make a move to match Chelsea’s bid for Gordon, with the reigning Premier League champions replacing Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus this summer with Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez, two players who have already impressed in Manchester.

With Jack Grealish set for a bigger role this season and Cole Palmer also being fully integrated into the senior squad, City’s attacking options are arguably some of the best in all of Europe, and signing Gordon would have been an unwise and reckless move from Guardiola’s side, who seem to acknowledge this.

The Everton star could be perfect for City with Gordon the type of player who would thrive under Guardiola and his style of play, but given how many options the Catalan manager has at his disposal, it makes sense why the Manchester giants will seemingly not make a move to sign the £50m Chelsea target this summer.

City could be proven right in not moving for Chelsea target Gordon

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£50m is a lot of money to be splashing on one player, even in this crazy footballing economy, and for Chelsea, this sum seems even more outlandish when spent on someone like Gordon, who has played just one full Premier League season in his career and could be joining the Blues without a clearly defined role.

After all, like City, Chelsea have no obvious spot for Gordon in their squad, and whilst Thomas Tuchel’s side need a new star to lead the attacking line, a 21-year-old from Everton with two games in the striker position under his belt is hardly the most convincing avenue to go down this summer, especially with so much on the line this season.
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