Italian outlet claims Chelsea looking over potential move for Everton's Jordan Pickford - The Chelsea Chronicle

Italian outlet claims Chelsea looking over potential move for Everton's Jordan Pickford

Chelsea have reportedly had intensive contacts with Everton over a potential summer move for Jordan Pickford as a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Blues have been heavily linked to a number of goalkeepers ahead of the summer transfer window.

Frank Lampard’s first-choice shot-stopper Kepa been relatively underwhelming this season. Lampard kept him on the bench for six consecutive games, before finally introduced the Spain international back in the starting eleven in the last two games against Liverpool and Everton.

Meanwhile, Willy Caballero has entered the final months of his contract at Stamford Bridge. At the age of 38, Caballero is reportedly considering retirement, although he also might push for another season (Football London).

And according to a report from Italian publication Tuttomercato, Lampard is keen on bringing Everton’s Jordan Pickford to his squad.

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The reports claimed Chelsea have had intensive contacts with the Toffees who have put a valuation of over €50million (£43.5m) for the 26-year-old.

They further added Chelsea are willing to offload Kepa to fund the transfer and would even listen to loan offers.

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How Pickford compares to Kepa

In terms of clean sheets, Kepa and Pickford have each had six matches without conceding in the Premier League.

Although, Pickford has faced significantly more shots (118) than Kepa (71) (FBref).

Save percentage-wise, the England international is slightly ahead having saved 62% of shots he faced (75 saves) compared to Kepa’s 58% (43).

Considering the reported fee Chelsea would have to pay for Pickford, it would be difficult to justify his signing for such a slight improvement.

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