Everton look set to have a busy end to the transfer window.
The club are keen to get a couple more players through the door before Thursday's deadline, while speculation remains that they could be about to lose one of their most important players.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Anthony Gordon in recent weeks, with reports suggesting they were about to table a £60million bid for the player.
That would be a huge amount of money for Everton to turn down for a player of his calibre, although the club insist that he is not for sale.
Frank Lampard sends warning to Anthony Gordon
Regardless of what happens between now and the deadline, Frank Lampard is expecting Anthony Gordon to retain a good attitude.
Speaking ahead of their Premier League game against Leeds United tomorrow night, he warned the player that he would see a different side from his manager should he refuse to play and demand a move to Stamford Bridge. He also said the situation is different to the one he faced as a player when moving from West Ham to Chelsea.
Anthony wouldn’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t do that with me. If he did try and sit out a game he’d see a different side to me. No doubt about that and I think he knows that.
I’m not playing the hard one, it’s just that it would be so alien from what I’d expect from him. I just know that’s not him.
At the same time he’s not a robot and all this attention is difficult. I understand that, I was that ambitious young player.
That’s the beauty of Anthony. Hard-working. He wants to be better. He wants to do what he did [on Saturday], which is score goals, run for this team, and that’s why he’s a delight to work with. So there was never any idea that Anthony would act that way...
Yeah, and I played three-and-a-half, four seasons for West Ham, so there's my answer for Anthony. He’s played one for us.
There have been suggestions that Chelsea may look elsewhere before the end of the window, with Everton proving to be difficult to negotiate with.
If that proves to be the case, Anthony Gordon will need to have a big season to show why the club turned down such a sizeable offer for his services.