Chelsea are interested in signing Jack Butland, so here are three Premier League goalkeepers Stoke could replace him with.
With a little over 48 hours until the English transfer window closes, Stoke City could be left trying to find a new number one as Sky Sports reports Chelsea are interested in Jack Butland.
The Blues have turned their attention to Butland as a potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who is being strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Stoke are open to selling their goalkeeper if their £30million valuation is met, but want time to replace the 25-year-old so here are three stoppers from the Premier League that could be realistic targets.
Darlow has lost his place between the posts at Newcastle United following the permanent signing of Martin Dubravka and if he stays will probably have to make do with a place on the substitutes bench at best.
At 27-years-old and having formerly been first choice at St James’ Park, this may not sit well with the Nottingham Forest academy graduate and he has previously proven himself in the Championship with both the Magpies and Forest.
Another who has lost their place as number one, Forster has gone from first to third choice at Southampton in less than a year with both Alex McCarthy and new signing Angus Gunn now preferred to the 30-year-old.
According to the Sun, Turkish duo Besiktas and Fenerbahce are interested in the England international after a proposed move to Burnley fell through and the ‘keeper could be available as a permanent transfer or on loan.
Ruddy may have been a little disappointed when after helping Wolverhampton Wanderers get promoted to the English top flight last season with performances that saw him named in the second tier’s team of the year, he was rewarded with the news that they had signed Rui Patricio from Sporting.
The 31-year-old has already said he is prepared to stay at Molineux and fight for his place, but chances are Patricio will be the preferred choice and a switch to play at promotion chasing Stoke could be an attractive prospect.