Everton are allegedly considering a move for Crystal Palace’s Sam Johnstone.

The Toffees have identified the goalkeeper as a potential replacement for Jordan Pickford if he leaves this summer, according to The Sun.

Sky Sports previously reported that Manchester United were prioritising a deal for the Everton ‘keeper and, while rumours have gone quiet, the Toffees are still looking ahead to his potential exit.

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Johnstone joined Crystal Palace from West Brom last summer but only managed nine appearances in the Premier League.

The England international has previously been shortlisted by a number of top clubs, however, interest has decreased due to his lack of game time at Selhurst Park.

The report claims that Everton could take advantage of his £10 million release clause if Pickford leaves.

Sean Dyche’s side could save a hefty amount of cash if they were to replace Pickford with Johnstone, who the Daily Star reports could be the subject of a £45m bid from the Red Devils.

Pickford can’t leave Everton but Johnstone would be smart replacement

Everton fans will be desperate to see Jordan Pickford remain at the club this summer, having been one of their key players in their successful bid to avoid relegation.

However, if they were to reluctantly part ways with the 29-year-old, then Johnstone would be a very sensible alternative.

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Johnstone has had an unlucky run since joining the Eagles, yet he is clearly proven between the sticks and was a huge success for West Brom.

While he failed to knock Pickford off his perch, the 30-year-old’s form previously earned him three caps for England.

With a £10m release clause, he could be a great replacement for Pickford and would allow Everton to splash out elsewhere with their leftover profits.