Chelsea eye £80m England pair as replacements for Madrid-bound star

Date published: Monday 23rd July 2018 9:53

Chelsea are considering the possibility of signing two England internationals if Thibaut Courtois leaves this summer, a report claims.

According to The Sun, Chelsea are eyeing up Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford in case Real Madrid step up their pursuit of Courtois.

Courtois has just a year left on his current deal, and with speculation that Real Madrid are readying a bid, the Blues have been forced to hatch a plan.

Owner Roman Abramovich is apparently happy to keep the Belgium international for the last year of his deal if he does not receive an acceptable bid.

However, the club are already looking at possible replacements, with Butland being the cheaper option having been relegated with Stoke.

Pickford is expected to command a fee upwards of £60million should he leave this summer after a stellar World Cup with England.

The report goes on to claim that even though he moved to Goodison Park only a year ago, he “may be tempted by an even bigger club”.

Butland meanwhile would cost around £20m, and Chelsea are also considering the 25-year-old.


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