Former USA international striker McBride - who had a loan spell at Everton from Columbus Crew in 2003 - has predicted that the 24-year-old goalkeeper will not leave the Toffees for Chelsea this summer.
McBride told ESPN FC about Pickford’s future: “I just think Everton are still in the realm of building. They don’t want to see a goalkeeper that’s very important to them go. Chelsea are interested, but Everton are not going to let him go.”
Leaving Everton for Chelsea in the summer transfer window would be a step up for Pickford, but it is hard to see the Toffees sell one of their best players.
Pickford - who earns £60,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and joined the Toffees from Sunderland only last summer.
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