Everton target Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero to challenge Jordan Pickford as No.1 after latest howlers as Moise Kean linked with Juventus return

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Everton could sign Manchester United back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero this summer to provide competition to Jordan Pickford after his latest howlers in a Toffees shirt.

Pickford was guilty of two mistakes that both resulted in goals for Fleetwood Town in their Carabao Cup third round clash this week.

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Pickford is in danger of losing his place as England’s No.1, with the likes of Nick Pope and Dean Henderson also competing for the shirt

And although they mattered little in the end, with the Merseysiders going through with a 5-2 win, the blunders made it an awkward evening for Pickford, who would have wished he was rested for the tie.

The 26-year-old’s future as England No.1 has again come into question, while a talkSPORT pundit claimed the error-prone keeper could cost Everton a place in the Premier League top-six this season.

And The Times reports United star Romero is being lined up for a switch to Goodison Park.

Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly considering his options in the market before the October 5 deadline, and a deal to bring in another goalie is now on the cards.

Romero is one of their top targets and The Times claim the 33-year-old is interested in moving to the Merseyside club.

While there have been no direct discussions between the clubs, Everton are claimed to have made contact with intermediaries to discuss a potential deal.

Sergio Romero is on a staggering £100,000-a-week as a No.3 goalkeeper at Manchester United

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Sergio Romero is on a staggering £100,000-a-week as a No.3 goalkeeper at Manchester United

Romero is keen to leave Old Trafford this summer having moved further down the pecking order.

The experienced glovesman, who has 96 caps for Argentina, is now third choice at United following the return of Dean Henderson from a two-year spell on loan with Sheffield United, with the young Englishman now considered David de Gea’s No.2.

Romero has been a regular for United in the cup competitions, but he wasn’t even on the bench for United’s cup win over Luton Town on Tuesday night – which is said to have left the goalkeeper annoyed.

United are believed to want around £10million for Romero, widely considered one of the best back-up goalkeepers in the Premier League, while the Argentine is unlikely to consider a pay cut from his current £100,000-a-week wages.

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That may be a deal-breaker for Everton, but the Toffees could raise money through player sales, with Ancelotti recently admitting he has ‘too many players’ in his squad.

Pickford doesn’t have any serious competition for the No.1 shirt at Goodison.

The only other goalkeepers in Ancelotti’s bloated squad are 20-year-old Joao Virginia and Jonas Lossl, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Huddersfield Town.

Meanwhile, Moise Kean could leave Everton this summer to return to Juventus.

The forward has struggled at Goodison Park and Juve want to bring him back to Italy, as they revamp their attacking line this summer.

According to Tuttosport, Juve are assessing the possibilities of a loan move for Kean, with his agent Mino Raiola hoping to get a deal sorted.

Ancelotti is a big fan of Kean, however, and does not want to sanction the youngster’s departure – making a deal unlikely.




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