Everton have listened to the wishes of manager Frank Lampard and informed Chelsea that young midfielder Anthony Gordon will not be sold this summer, 90min understands.

Chelsea have been chasing Gordon for the past month, beginning the bidding at £40m and ending up at £60m, but the two sides failed to agree on a fee and Lampard has long urged Everton to walk away from the negotiating table.

Gordon has voiced his interest in leaving to join Chelsea but, privately, Lampard has told those in charge at Everton that losing the 21-year-old so late in the transfer window could leave the team at risk of falling into another relegation battle.

Sources have now confirmed to 90min that Everton officials have accepted Lampard's opinion and have informed Chelsea that Gordon will not be sold this summer, no matter the offer.