Everton are now intent on keeping hold of 29-year-old star Jordan Pickford this summer, but may sell midfielder Amadou Onana to fund their squad rebuild.
Indeed, Onana only arrived at Everton last summer in a deal worth around £33m from French side Lille, but could now depart with Chelsea and Newcastle interested.
That is according to inews, who state that while the Belgian international may be a high-profile departure, the Blues are intent on keeping hold of England star Jordan Pickford.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper was once again instrumental in helping Everton to maintain Premier League status this season, with consistently superb displays.
Indeed, his penalty save against Leicester City’s James Maddison earlier this month in the 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium was arguably the difference between Everton surviving, and the Foxes going down.
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Everton can not afford to lose both Pickford and Onana
As the contract did not contain a relegation clause, Everton would have likely lost their star keeper had they finished in the bottom three, but remaining in the Premier League now means the Toffees want to keep the England star.
Onana meanwhile may well depart to raise funds for Sean Dyche’s summer rebuild, with a number of key areas requiring investment, most notably upfront.
The 21-year-old has impressed at times throughout the campaign, but has recently been overshadowed by midfield counterpart Abdoulaye Doucoure, who recently agreed to stay on Merseyside for another year.
In what will be a defining summer for the club, the Blues must get their recruitment right this time around.