BREAKING: Former Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj in line for shock return to the Premier League
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According to Spanish news outlet AS, Everton boss Frank Lampard is a fan of the 27-year-old Belgian international and will be tempted to make an offer if Anthony Gordon departs the club. Gordon is subject of a £60 million bid from Chelsea.
However, the Goodison Park club will face competition for the winger who is currently available for free after his contract with Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad came to an end after the conclusion of the 21/22 season.
It is believed that the former United man also has offers from the Premier League, apart from Everton, West Ham are said to be willing to reunite Januzaj with David Moyes, who gave the winger his competitive debut for United back in 2013.
Everton are said to be waiting for the sale of Gordon to Chelsea to be completed before making a bid for Januzaj.
If the Toffees are keen to bring the Belgian to the club, they may have to hurry up as it has been reported that LA Galaxy are ‘willing to go all out’ to win Januzaj’s signature. The Los Angeles club sees Januzaj as the icing on the cake after they secured the transfer of Riqui Puig from Barcelona.
Everton were in action in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, after the game, Lampard confirmed Chelsea’s interest in Gordon.
He said: “He’s our player, everyone knows there’s interest from Chelsea but he’s our player, it’s as simple as that.
“I’m never going to go into conversations that me and Anthony have, we have a good relationship and I’m not going to go there.”
Lampard was then asked whether he would like the issue to be solved as quickly as possible.
He replied: “Yes, ideally or we carry on and he’s our player, it is what it is.”
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Gordon was on the bench for the match against Fleetwood Town due to a minor injury.
Lampard said: “He actually had a small injury on his heel. He didn’t train yesterday, he hasn’t trained since Forest.
“I wanted him involved because it’s important he’s involved but I’d have only brought him on if I thought it was absolutely necessary to do so.
“I know people will read into that, people will have probably have read into it if I’d have left him at home with his heel and he was fit tonight but we didn’t need him to.”
It is likely to be a busy end to the transfer window for Everton.
Lampard’s side are currently 17th in the league table after losing two of their first three games. Up next for the Toffees is a trip to the Gtech Community Stadium as they take on Thomas Frank's Brentford.