As reported by renowned football journalist Paul Joyce, Pickford is going to be given a new long-term contract. The goalie was signed just last summer for £30million, an amount that was slated by many at the time but with his strong performances for a struggling Everton side followed by backstopping England to the World Cup semi-finals, but the Blues will not give him a new likely five-year deal scrapping the previous contract that expired in 2022.
Real Madrid, winners of a Champions League hattrick, have been linked with a move for Belgium keeper and World Cup Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois. This leaves his current employers Chelsea and their new manager Maurizio Sarri with a big headache as they try to fill the spot between the sticks.
The Stamford Bridge side have already made a move in that position, bringing back former England international Rob Green who last played a competitive game in May 2017. However they have been linked (by the media mostly) to a number of goalies in the league, not least of them Pickford and Everton will be keen to nip that in the bud.