Journalist Paul Brown has revealed that Tottenham’s interest in Anthony Gordon is driven by Antonio Conte, with the Italian allegedly seeing ‘something special’ in the Everton star.

On the back of Gordon’s breakthrough season at Goodison Park in 2021-22, Tottenham reportedly made offers to snap up the winger in the summer (Lyall Thomas).

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However, Everton managed to hold firm amidst interest from the Lilywhites, as well as their London rivals Chelsea (Sky Sports), and keep hold of the wide-man.

Despite the 22-year-old not pulling up any trees in the first part of this campaign, Tottenham’s interest in the player has seemingly not gone away.

Football.London reported last month that Spurs continue to keep a close eye on the 21-year-old and this was subsequently backed up by The Daily Express, who suggested that Conte’s men viewed the youngster as a potential option for the right wing-back role.

However, Brown has revealed that it was the Blues who priced Gordon out of a move to Tottenham in the summer and opined that he cannot see the North London club matching the offers that Graham Potter’s men are prepared to put on the table for the Toffees star.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “Tottenham’s interest in Anthony Gordon has never gone away. Conte, in particular, really likes this guy – sees something special in him. The issue for them was that they did not value Gordon any more than about 30 million in the summer.

“His value then skyrocketed when Chelsea came in and let it be known quite publicly that they would be willing to pay a whole lot more than that. I cannot see Spurs matching the sort of value that Chelsea have put on him.”

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Perhaps both Potter and Conte view Gordon as an option for the right wing-back role, which is an area that both Chelsea and Spurs seem to be keen on strengthening in January. Both clubs also appear to have registered an interest in Denzel Dumfries, who is likely to cost less than the Everton man. It will be interesting to see who ends up where.

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