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The tug of war between Everton and Chelsea over Anthony Gordon continues to get ever more ridiculous. In fact, it is getting seriously trippy. It says here that the hope at Stamford Bridge is that by dangling Conor Gallagher, Armando Broja and £25m in front of Goodison Park suits, Frank Lampard might be convinced to finally let go of Gordon’s feet. The Mill’s not brilliant at maths but this kind of deal would appear to make the attacking midfielder, who is yet to get into double figures for goals at Everton, worth around £75m to £80m. Far out, man.
Across Stanley Park, Liverpool have midfield problems of their own to sort out. Despite emphatically ending talk of a crisis with their nine-goal evisceration of Bournemouth, Jürgen Klopp is still keen to add a middle man who can last more than one game without getting injured to his ranks. With Frenkie de Jong looking likely to stay at Barcelona, a deal for long-time Borussia Dortmund target Jude Bellingham might be brought forward to January, but Wolves’s Ruben Neves, RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer and Sheffield United’s Sander Berge are more immediate options.