ENGLAND World Cup hero Jordan Pickford has emerged as Chelsea’s No1 goal to interchange Thibaut Courtois this summer time.
The Belgian stopper, 26, is about to stroll away from Stamford Bridge within the present switch window after reportedly agreeing private phrases with Actual Madrid.
Now, the Blues are being tipped to go for the dearer Pickford over Three Lions team-mate Jack Butland.
Stoke have slapped a £30million price-tag on Butland – however prime Premier League golf equipment are apprehensive to overspend on the now-Championship participant.
In the meantime, Pickford, 24, may price as a lot as £60m after his inventory skyrocketed with a string of fantastic performances as England reached the semis in Russia.
Both manner, Chelsea would really like a home-grown keeper to work with for years to come back – with veteran Rob Inexperienced merely signed to offer back-up.
The Blues had hoped to maintain maintain of Courtois and have had a brand new contract price £200,000-a-week on the desk since December.
Nevertheless, the Belgian continues to refuse as he angles in direction of a transfer to Los Blancos – the place he may count on a large pay-rise.
Chelsea are actually on the lookout for extra assist, with out-of-favour Barcelona keeper Jasper Cillessen a really actual risk, in keeping with experiences.
The Blues had hoped to land ex-Roma stopper Alisson, solely to overlook out to Liverpool, who landed the world-record £66.8million man final week.
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