Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have all been put on red alert as Everton delay signing off on Jordan Pickford’s contract renewal.
According to Daily Mail, the Premier League trio are considering a move for the English goalkeeper with his future up in the air.
Everton had reportedly agreed a new five-year contract with Pickford before the World Cup following his stellar performances that helped the club survive relegation last season.
The 28-year-old has picked up where he left off this term, although his side’s recent poor performances have seen them slump towards the bottom of the table.
Pickford was reportedly happy to commit his long-term future to the club, but the deal has yet to be finalised, and neither party has issued a reason why.
He has only 18 months left to run on his current deal at Goodison Park, leaving interested clubs believing that a deal is possible.
Spurs are looking for a long-term successor to 36-year-old Hugo Lloris, while Chelsea have struggled to find a reliable goalie in recent seasons.
Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy have alternated the number one spot, with the former now occupying the position.
Graham Potter prefers the Spaniard for his ball-playing abilities, and he has taken the chance with both hands.
Mendy’s contract talks with the club have stalled, with the Senegalese goalie demanding a salary package that supersedes what his former deputy Kepa currently earns.
Man United have also long been scouring the market for David de Gea’s replacement despite having Dean Henderson out on loan at Nottingham Forest.
De Gea’s contract will expire at the end of the season, but United want the Spaniard to sign a new deal rather than trigger an extension.
The new contract will require the former Atletico Madrid stopper to take a significant pay cut as the Red Devils look to balance their wage books.
There is all likelihood that Pickford’s contract will be given the green light, but the English trio are monitoring the situation closely.
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