Chelsea will reportedly keep a close eye on Jordan Pickford’s performances at the World Cup as they search for a new goalkeeper.

According to The Sun, Graham Potter’s employers have placed Pickford on the list of possible replacements for Edouard Mendy or Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Everton and England’s number one will be watched by millions on Monday, where he is set to start against Iran.

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Handle the Qatari heat, the pressure of another major tournament, and the expectation of a nation, and the superb shot-stopper could earn a move to Stamford Bridge.

Mendy and Arrizabalaga have apparently failed to convince Todd Boehly as the first-choice ‘keepers so far.

This is despite the latter’s excellent run in the side earlier this season before he sustained an injury.

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Boehly has seemingly been scouring the market for alternatives to the current pair of gloved guardians.

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Robert Sanchez has been mentioned, a player Potter knows extremely well from their days at the AMEX together.

But Brighton are unlikely to sell the Spaniard without putting up a struggle.

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Everton won’t hand over Pickford easily either, even if it meant Frank Lampard doing a favour to Chelsea.

He has been one of the few consistencies during a rather rocky period at Goodison Park.

Described as ‘faultless’ by Toffees’ coach Alan Kelly, Lampard would hate to lose his valuable last line of defence.

Sanchez nor England’s 28-year-old goalie will be bought for cheap, so perhaps the Blues will just have to continue their ‘keeper conquest elsewhere.

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