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Chelsea: Club interested in Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

Chelsea has emerged as a key contender in the pursuit of securing the services of Jordan Pickford (30), with reports indicating their keen interest in the goalkeeper.

In a significant move on 15 June 2017, Pickford penned a lucrative five-year deal with Everton, marking his entry into the Premier League arena. The transaction involved an initial transfer sum of £25 million, potentially escalating to £30 million through supplementary clauses, catapulting him to the ranks of the third most expensive goalkeeper in football history at the time.

Jordan Pickford
Jordan Pickford

Throughout his tenure with Everton, Pickford showcased his prowess between the posts, featuring prominently in 276 matches. Over the course of these appearances, he thwarted opposing attacks on 75 occasions, maintaining a commendable record of clean sheets, albeit conceding 397 goals along the way.

Standing tall at 185 centimeters, Jordan Pickford also distinguished himself on the international stage, representing England in a total of 60 fixtures, further solidifying his reputation as a formidable presence in goalkeeping.

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However, despite his past achievements, the future appears uncertain for the Everton and England custodian, with speculation rife regarding potential developments in the upcoming months.

According to sources cited by talkSPORT, Everton may find themselves compelled to entertain offers for Pickford, should a substantial bid materialize, leaving the club with little recourse but to contemplate his departure.

Chelsea
Chelsea

Among the suitors vying for Pickford’s signature, Chelsea emerges as a frontrunner, with indications suggesting a strong inclination towards securing his services.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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