Brian McBride predicts Everton stay for Chelsea-linked Jordan Pickford

Fulham's Captain Brian McBride celebrates after scoring a goal during a Premiership match against Everton at Fulham's Craven Cottage Stadium on March 16, 2008 in London. AFP PHOTO

Chelsea reportedly want to sign Jordan Pickford from Everton in the summer transfer window.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford of England looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd Place Playoff match between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 14, 2018 in...

Brian McBride has told ESPN FC that he does not think that Everton will not sell Jordan Pickford to Chelsea this summer.

According to The Express, Chelsea are interested in signing Pickford from Premier League rivals Everton in the summer transfer window.

It has also been reported that the Toffees have opened talks with the former Sunderland goalkeeper regarding a new contract in order to fend off interest from the London club.

 

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.”

Fulham's Captain Brian McBride celebrates after scoring a goal during a Premiership match against Everton at Fulham's Craven Cottage Stadium on March 16, 2008 in London. AFP PHOTO

Everton stay

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.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford of England gestures during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd Place Playoff match between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 14, 2018 in...

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