Kanchelskis has urged Gordon to follow in the footsteps of another boyhood Evertonian by staying for another season before moving on.
“Gordon is a great player. He's like Rooney, a younger player for Everton," Kanchelskis told OLBG. “Chelsea are interested in him. I think he should stay this season at Everton then move to another club next season like Rooney did. Rooney stayed for one or two seasons then moved. If Gordon stays and wants to play over money, he will be a good player, that is very important for all young players."
He also said: “They have a new coach in (Frank) Lampard, it's a good job for him.
“Hopefully they will make it back to the top seven, it's important for them. Everton are a big team with great fans who always help. Lampard needs some time, but he will take Everton up the table. Lampard is the right manager for the club. I've watched some of their games and I can see good signs.
“I hope Everton are back in the top half soon. Last season was a very bad season. Lampard's job is to get them back into the top 10. I think it's definitely this season where Lampard gets Everton back into the top 10. Everton need a new striker. Maybe they might sign one. Maybe they should get Duncan Ferguson up front again!"