Journalist Simon Phillips has claimed that Jordan Pickford is on Chelsea’s radar.

Edouard Mendy had established himself as the No. 1 at Stamford Bridge, but he was replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga prior to the international break due to an ongoing knee injury and possibly a lack of form.

Ben Dinnery, a medical expert, previously revealed on the Premier FPL Injuries YouTube channel that the Senegalese shot-stopper was suffering from tendinitis in his knee.

That could explain why the 30-year-old was left out of Graham Potter’s squad for RB Salzburg’s visit.

He was on the bench for the trip to Dinamo Zagreb, however, after ‘getting away with murder,’ according to Gabby Agbonlahor, when West Ham’s late equaliser was ruled out by VAR.

Mendy, who is under contract with the Blues until 2025, has turned down new terms from the club because they would pay him less than his understudy Kepa.

According to Matt Law of The Telegraph, officials at Stamford Bridge are currently deciding whether to hire a new goalkeeper, and it appears that Pickford is a name they could consider.

Writing in his Substack, Phillips said: “I am told that Jordan Pickford from Everton is on Chelsea’s radar. There are other names, but I haven’t got them yet.”

England’s No.1 was awarded the Man of the Match award for his performance against Liverpool earlier this season.

His manager Frank Lampard described his display as “superb” and he could well be targeted by Todd Boehly.

Mendy has already made one error that resulted in a goal this season, as he gave possession to Brenden Aaronson in the 3-0 loss to Leeds, and he has a below-par 6.67 average match rating (SofaScore), ranking 16th among the 20 Blues players who have played in the Premier League this term.

Meanwhile, previous manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed that Kepa was looking to leave in the summer, leaving his future uncertain, meaning the position between the sticks may need to be addressed in the coming transfer windows.