According to journalist Simon Phillips on CaughtOffside, Everton’s Jordan Pickford is among a number of names that Chelsea are keeping tabs on.
The Blues failed to lure Anthony Gordon from Goodison Park to Stamford Bridge in the summer. The west London outfit are now said to be interested in Pickford’s services despite Edouard Mendy still having three years left on his contract.
"I am told that Jordan Pickford from Everton is on Chelsea’s radar. There are other names, but I haven’t got them yet."
Backup goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga‘s future with the Blues is up in the air after the Spain international tried to maneuver an exit this summer.
Kepa has been prone to costly errors during his time at the club but it remains to be seen if Pickford will accept anything other than a starting berth at his potential new club.
The former Sunderland shot-stopper is in the final two years of his contract with the Merseyside-based outfit.
The report claims that there are doubts over the future of Chelsea’s current number one Edouard Mendy, and Pickford is one of the names being considered as a replacement.
After a shaky period at Goodison Park, Pickford has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. England’s number one struggled with consistency, but over the past eighteen months Pickford has been nothing short of exceptional for Everton, and it’s no surprise to see Chelsea considering him as their future number one goalkeeper.