Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is said to be considering the sale of Jordan Pickford this summer, in order to help fund new recruitment at Goodison Park.
That is according to a report from the Daily Star, who suggest the Italian has not been impressed by the form of the England number one during his time on Merseyside.
Pickford has struggled to find his best form at Everton this term and it appears the Italian believes he could be an expendable member of the team.
The report claims that Chelsea, who are looking to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, could be interested in a move for the player.
The Blues have been linked before with a move for the player, whose performances have not lived up to his reputation in recent months.
The Mirror reported in December 2018, amid reported interest from the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich, that Everton would be looking for a £70 million fee for the player.
Amid the current global financial situation and Pickford’s poor form, such a figure now seems extremely unlikely.
If Everton could recoup the reported (BBC) £25 million fee they paid to Sunderland for the player in 2017 then surely Everton should start considering his sale.
There is no doubt that there is good reasoning behind a potential Pickford sale. There is demand at Chelsea and Everton could easily afford an on-par goalkeeper option for much less than they receive for the England number one.
Any other funds could be used to strengthen the weaker areas in the Everton first-team. This could be a shrewd piece of business from Ancelotti and Everton recruitment chief Marcel Brands