Chelsea weighing up move for new goalkeeper – A record deal proposed

Chelsea are reportedly considering making a move for England International goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to the Mail.

The reigning Premier League champions, have been heavily linked with the Stoke City star as fellow shot stopper Thibaut Courtois has declined signing a new deal for The Blues.

Butland, who has featured in six national games for the Three Lions, holds a record of just two clean sheets in 11 appearances and 22 concessions across all competitions for the Potters so far this season.

The 24-year-old ‘keeper, who transferred to the Bet365 Stadium back in January 2013 following his exit from Championship outfit Birmingham City, has recorded 19 shutouts in 62 games overall for Mark Hughes’ side.

The report suggests Chelsea could reignite their interest in Butland, with current No. 1 dragging his feet over a new contract at Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain also said to be trying to acquire the Belgian’s services.

Should The Blues firm up their interest, Stoke will be looking to push any potential transfer fee beyond the British goalkeeping record (£30m) that Everton paid for fellow English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the summer from Sunderland.

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