Everton: Lampard now 'wants to sign' £197k-a-week trio at Goodison Park

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Everton manager Frank Lampard wants to sign Chelsea trio Ross Barkley, Billy Gilmour and Michy Batshuayi this summer, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

All three players have been linked to Goodison Park, though Phillips doubts the Merseyside club will complete the hat-trick.

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What is the latest news involving Barkley, Gilmour and Batshuayi?

At the end of July, 90min reported that Everton had held talks over re-signing Barkley.

The attacking midfielder left the Toffees for Chelsea back in 2018, but things have not worked out for him. Last season, he made just one start in the Premier League, showing just how far he currently is from Tuchel’s plans.

As well as Barkley, the same 90min report states that Everton are also interested in Gilmour and Batshuayi.

Combined, Barkley, Gilmour and Batshuayi are currently earning £197,000 a week at Stamford Bridge, according to salary sport.

What has Phillips said about Barkley, Gilmour and Batshuayi to Everton?

Phillips says Everton are indeed keen on Barkley, Gilmour and Batshuayi. However, the journalist has told GIVEMESPORT that when it comes to the Belgium international, Lampard is the one pushing for that deal specifically.

Speaking to GMS, Phillips said: “Lampard wants all three. Obviously, Everton might have a different opinion on that, a different view, but Lampard obviously would like to sign Michy Batshuayi.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen at the moment, because I think that’s being more pushed from Lampard’s side than the club’s side. Billy Gilmour is one I do expect to happen on loan.”

Which Chelsea player do Everton need the most?

Out of Barkley, Gilmour and Batshuayi, you would probably have to say it is the last of that trio.

Up front is a problem area for the Toffees right now. They have lost Richarlison to Tottenham, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin recently picked up an injury in training ahead of his side’s season opener against Chelsea.

It follows a campaign where he struggled to stay fit, with the 25-year-old managing to make just 17 Premier League appearances last term.

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Considering all of that, Everton could really do with the addition of a new No.9 this summer and Batshuayi would not be the worst option.

He has Premier League experience, playing in the competition 77 times in his career, has worked with Lampard before and has a good overall goal record. In 387 senior games, the striker has found the net on 136 occasions. If Lampard wants Batshuayi, the Everton board should be backing him.

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