Two Liverpool legends slam Chelsea’s £40m bid for 21-year-old attacker

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Chelsea have made a shocking move for Everton forward Anthony Gordon.

Everton aren’t keen on selling the young forward and have even rejected Chelsea’s £40m bid for the 21-year-old star.

Gordon has been a key player for Everton since bursting onto the scene under former boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Under Frank Lampard, the 21-year-old has been very explosive and played a key role in keeping Everton up last season.

Gordon can play anywhere across the frontline and has played two games this season as a false nine in the absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Meanwhile, Liverpool legends Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher have slammed Chelsea’s £40m bid for the young forward.

Graeme Souness told Sky Sports: “£40m for a 21-year-old who has played 51 times in the Premier League? He’s not set the heather on fire yet.

“He’s a dribbler and he’s quick enough. For me, he goes to ground a bit too easily but that’s a lot of money for someone who’s only played 50 games. It’s not screaming at you when you see him play that he’s going to be a top man.”

Jamie Carragher said: “It’s a lot of money (£40m) for a young player who is just coming onto the scene, but I don’t see how Everton could accept that. The position they find themselves in right now, lacking attacking players.

“He’s the one big hope for the club. The supporters aren’t deaf at Everton. They’ve lost their first two games and they know they’re in for a difficult season. They need attacking players to come in so there’s no way they can let him go.

“Especially with him being a local lad, he’s the one fans are hanging their hats on. I think it would have to be a lot higher than that if Everton are going to sanction that.”