The Daily Mirror have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur believe they can sign Jordan Pickford as the goalkeeper is now stalling on signing a new contract with Everton.
Multiple publications over recent months have claimed that Spurs have identified Pickford as their top target to replace Hugo Lloris next summer (TMW).
The Daily Mail provided an update on the England number one’s future two weeks ago, explaining that Everton were yet to offer him a new deal despite the goalkeeper verbally agreeing on a five-year contract with the Toffees back in November.
The report stated that the Merseyside club were yet to sign off on the contract due to delays at the boardroom level and that this delay had alerted the likes of Spurs.
The Mirror have now backed up Tottenham’s interest in Pickford and assert that the goalkeeper is in a ‘contract stand-off’ with Everton. With the 28-year-old having only 18 months left on his deal, it is suggested that he could be open to an approach from Antonio Conte’s men.
The report states that the former Sunderland man could be tempted by the offer of European football, particularly with Frank Lampard’s men finding themselves in another relegation battle.
The Mirror add that Tottenham face competition from Chelsea, who have also registered an interest in Pickford.
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I do not think Pickford will be in any hurry to sign a new contract with Everton, given the direction the club are heading in.
The 28-year-old would be aware that he will be a wanted man next summer, with Spurs, Chelsea and Man Utd likely to be in the market for a new goalkeeper.
It is possible that those clubs have already contacted the England number one’s representatives, which might be the reason behind his reluctance to sign a new contract at Goodison Park.
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