Chelsea have joined rivals Newcastle in a bid to sign Everton winger Anthony Gordon, the PA news agency understands.
The Blues are believed to be in talks with the Toffees on a permanent transfer for the highly-rated 21-year-old.
Everton are understood to be hopeful in pushing for £50m to allow Gordon to leave Goodison Park.
New Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have spent their first summer at the helm of Stamford Bridge, making a quick overhaul in every department.
Ambitious US bosses have already splurged on Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka.
Promising young goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina has been signed and remains on loan at the Chicago Fire, while the Blues continue to hunt down Inter Milan youthful midfielder Cesare Casadei.
Chelsea are understood to be in talks with Barcelona over a deal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while the search for Leicester’s Wesley Fofana also continues.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/anthony-gordon-everton-goodison-park-the-blues-wesley-fofana-b2144994.html Chelsea want to sign Everton winger Anthony Gordon