Chelsea are on the lookout for a quality replacement for Thibaut Courtois should he leave Stamford Bridge this summer, as reports of a move to Real Madrid continue to heighten.
The Blues have identified England international and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as a target, but reports suggest that the Merseyside outfit will not listen to any offers for the Englishman.
Marco Silva’s side are keen to hold on to their man as they go about other business after recently signing Richarlison from Watford and selling off Davy Klaassen and Ramiro Funes Mori.
The two clubs also appear to have a strained relationship after Chelsea’s previous approaches for the likes of John Stones and recent Ross Barkley.
Chelsea have reportedly made Pickford a priority. although a move will be dependent on if Thibaut Courtois leaves Stamford Bridge for his preferred destination Madrid, in a bid to stay close to his family.
Pickford joined Everton last summer in a £30m move from Sunderland and it will definitely be a tough task for Chelsea to prise him away from Toffees with 4 years still remaining in his contract.
The goalie was impressive in the Russia 2018 and his performances appear to have resulted in a rise of his stock.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have also been linked with Jack Butland, Kasper Schmeichel, and Gianluigi Donnaruma.