The England international shone at the World Cup, and could be on his way to Stamford Bridge
Jordan Pickford is Chelsea’s primary transfer target if Thibaut Courtois completes a move to Real Madrid.
The Belgium No.1 is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge in the not-too distant future after a stellar World Cup.
Los Blancos have been chasing the goalkeeper all summer, with a deal expected in the ‘coming days’
Despite being linked with a variety of obscure replacements, it is understood Everton shot-stopper Pickford is the man in the frame to replace Courtois.
According to Sky Sports News, the Toffees are unlikely to entertain any offers for the 24-year-old given they signed him for £30 million last summer.
Boss Marco Silva wants the former Sunderland keeper to form part of the spine of his new-look side on Merseyside.
Pickford picked up both the Everton supporters and players Player of the Year awards and is now recognised globally for his performances in Russia this summer.
As England’s No.1, he helped Gareth Southgate’s men reach the semi-final stage where they were eventually defeated by Croatia.
Alisson Becker was Chelsea’s first-choice to replace the Madrid-bound Courtois, but Liverpool swooped in with a world record move for the Brazilian.
With one year left on his current contract, it seems inevitable the 26-year-old will leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
But it remains to be seen if Pickford can be convinced to move to west London and become the main man between the sticks.