CHELSEA could use Michy Batshuayi in a part-exchange bid for Anthony Gordon, according to reports.
It emerged yesterday that the Blues have made a shock £40million offer for the Everton attacker.
The bid is understood to have been knocked back, with the Toffees set to demand £50m for their 21-year-old homegrown star.
Chelsea could try again for Gordon, as they seek to recruit young talent with a long-term view in mind.
According to Belgian football reporter Sacha Tavolieri, the Blues want to include Batshuayi as part of a deal.
Everton are desperate for a striker, after Dominic Calvert-Lewin picked up a knee injury on the eve of the season.
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Gordon has been deployed as a makeshift forward for their first two games, with Salomon Rondon coming on as a late substitute against Aston Villa.
Toffees boss Frank Lampard is said to have approved Batshuayi as a target, having worked with the forward during his stint at Stamford Bridge.
The 28-year-old has one year remaining on his Chelsea contract, and wants to leave permanently this summer.
Batshuayi has had five loan spells away from Stamford Bridge since arriving in 2016, most recently spending last season at Besiktas, where he scored 14 goals in 42 appearances.
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He trained with Chelsea's first-team earlier this summer upon his return, but has not been given a squad number as he is surplus to requirements.
The former Crystal Palace star is one of four Chelsea outcasts to have been linked with a Goodison Park switch.
Former Toffee Ross Barkley is on his old team's radar, while Lampard also likes Billy Gilmour and Armando Broja.
Of the foursome, only Broja has featured this season under Thomas Tuchel, making two late cameos from the bench.
With Gordon potentially arriving as another wing option, Chelsea could target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the window approaches its conclusion.
Kai Havertz and Co failed to kill off Tottenham during yesterday's exhilarating 2-2 draw at the Bridge, with the Blues having let misfiring forwards Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku leave earlier in the summer.
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