By George Overhill

19th Sep, 2023 | 8:10am

Chelsea eye Jordan Pickford to solve goalkeeper issues as January update emerges on Everton transfer

Jordan Pickford is again being “tracked” by Chelsea and a deal may “become possible” amid the struggles at Everton, but not in the January window, according to 90min.

The outlet reported via their website on 18 September that the huge spenders at Stamford Bridge are still looking to add another goalkeeper despite signing Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrović this summer and are “among” multiple teams following the Toffees star.

Pickford only signed an extension to his contract at Goodison Park in February but according to 90min a combination of the club’s “well-known financial issues” and their “struggles towards the bottom of the Premier League” could still open the door.

Chelsea scouts are reportedly “hard at work” to find the long-term solution in goal and are likely to move at the end of the season, with “sources” claiming a January deal is “unlikely”.


Pickford looked to have put to bed the speculation over this future to bed when he signed a new four-year extension during the relegation battle last term.

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Once Sean Dyche’s side escaped on the final day it cemented the England number one’s place at Goodison Park, but with one point from five games the prospect of another scrap against the drop is already very real again.

If Everton were to go down they are likely to have to shed any assets they can, whether they’ve committed themselves or not.

And with Chelsea signing players in huge numbers window after window it certainly can’t be ruled out that a move might materialise, even if they currently have other targets as well.

Pickford, 29, demonstrated his ongoing importance to Everton when his late heroics at Sheffield United before the international break preserved the only point on the board so far.

Losing him while still a top flight club would be another damaging blow, with Alex Iwobi, Anthony Gordon and Richarlison all leaving in successive windows, but if relegation can’t be escaped this time around the Toffees will likely have bigger worries.

In other Everton news, Dyche’s comments to Sky Sports this weekend could signal the beginning of the end for him at Goodison Park.