Tottenham plan January swoop with Antonio Conte pushing for deal

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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is eager to bring Everton winger Anthony Gordon to the club in January, according to reports, with Chelsea no longer interested in securing his signature after failing to do so earlier this year. throughout the summer transfer window and was said to have been a target for both Spurs and Chelsea, with the Blues taking the extra step of firming up their interest with at least two official bids.

Although Chelsea’s advances were swiftly turned down by Everton, there is still believed to be a possibility of a move for Gordon in January if the right offer is tabled by an interested party. It seems as though Tottenham will be the most likely club to launch a mid-season bid to land the Toffees forward, with Conte keen on testing Everton’s resolve by making an official approach, according to The Sun.

It is said that Tottenham were eager to land a new creative player towards the end of the summer window before struggling in the absence of Dejan Kulusevski, who picked up an injury during the international break in September. The north Londoners are now thought to be weighing up a move for Gordon at the turn of the year, although Everton are not expected to sell for anything less than a premium fee.

The Merseyside outfit would still prefer to keep hold of Gordon, who is a product of their youth system and has emerged as a hugely important player under the guidance of Frank Lampard over the last few months. They could be tempted to sell if Tottenham decide to offer a similar transfer fee to the £60million they paid to land Richarlison, though, but it remains to be seen whether they will be prepared to stump up this amount in order to seal the deal.

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Everton recently opened talks with Gordon over a new and improved contract in an attempt to secure his long-term future but are yet to reach an agreement with the 21-year-old as things stand. However, he has previously insisted that he is in no rush to leave Goodison Park while expressing his surprise at the inflated figures that are being thrown around in football at present.

“I wasn’t too focused on that because I can only control what I can control,” said Gordon when quizzed about his summer saga by the Evening Standard. “I think the minute you do that [thinking he is a £60m player], there’s only one way you’re going to go. You need to stay humble, you need to focus on today and tomorrow and don’t look too far into the future. That’s part and parcel of football.

“When you’re doing well, there’s always going to be that speculation, but because the place [Everton] is so good, it’s not a place where I’m devastated because I have to stay. That’s never been the case. I was never desperate to leave Everton, it was definitely not the case.”

Gordon has featured in all but one of Everton’s matches in the Premier League so far this season, chipping in with a total of three goals in the process. He has already picked up no less than six yellow cards, though, which suggests that his discipline would have the potential to become an issue for Tottenham if they follow through on their interest in his services by snapping him up in January.

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