Sky Sports reporter takes the lid off Pickford's deal
- Everton WON'T sell Jordan Pickford to Chelsea before the transfer deadline
That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
He told the Sky Sports transfer talk podcast: “We’re told that the England No.1 is Chelsea’s No.1 target but Everton are not in the mood to be selling Jordan Pickford having just signed him for £30m from Sunderland last summer.
“I just wonder how much he would be valued at now after the World Cup he had. We’re talking upwards of £70 or £80m for Harry Maguire.
“How much would Jordan Pickford be worth?
"It has now emerged though that Everton are preparing improved contract talks with Jordan Pickford and I think when you talk about improved contracts they sometimes tend to insert a release clause of some sort in there as well."
“So you never know there could be something in there as well where they insert something outlandish but maybe something that would be affordable and benefit Everton in the long-term."
“He’s currently on an extended holiday is Pickford but it should also be remembered that Everton would be in the same situation as Chelsea are if they were to let Pickford leave.
“Because they’d only have two or three days if they were to get this deal over the line, Chelsea, to get in a replacement themselves.
“I just can’t see this late in the window Everton selling Pickford, not just this late in the window but just Everton selling Pickford full stop.”
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