Journalist claims Spurs have ‘pushed harder than Chelsea’ for 29-year-old 

Journalist Ben Jacobs has said that Tottenham Hotspur have shown more concrete interest in signing Jordan Pickford than Chelsea have so far.

It is increasingly starting to seem like Hugo Lloris may have already played his final game for Tottenham.

Reports over the last week indicate that Spurs are expected to sign a new number-one this summer and that the Frenchman would not want to stay on as an understudy (The Athletic).

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Pickford was previously mooted as one of the names on Tottenham’s radar to replace Lloris (Daily Mail) but the England number one signed a new four-year deal at Goodison Park back in March.

However, it was Jacobs who told Caught Offside last month that the 29-year-old has a verbal agreement with the Merseyside club that he can leave if they fail to stay up.

The same journalist has now suggested that Spurs are seemingly at the front of the queue to snap up Pickford if the Toffees fail to preserve their Premier League status.

Jacobs told GiveMeSport about the Everton star: “Obviously, it becomes a slightly harder deal to get done if Everton stay up, because he recently extended.

“If they go down, there’s a real opportunity there. Perhaps Spurs have pushed a bit harder than Chelsea, but that’s another name to watch as well.”

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Everton are very much still in a precarious position and will drop into the relegation zone if Leicester avoid defeat in their game in hand.

So, Tottenham will continue keeping a close eye on Pickford’s situation and one would expect the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea to also enter the race for the goalkeeper’s signature if Sean Dyche’s men go down.

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