Date: 18th May 2017 at 4:40pm
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Everton are preparing to make a bid for Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to a report.

The Mail claim that the Toffees are considering making an offer for the 23-year-old, who has been the club’s outstanding player this season despite their relegation from the Premier League.

It is understood that Everton are weighing up a bid that is expected to be in the region of £15million for the rising star

However, the report details that Sunderland will demand £30million to prize away the Englishman as they want to build up funds to help them next season in the Championship.

Pickford may have suffered a relegation from the top flight this year, but he is regarded by most as one of the best performing goalkeepers in the division.

He has enjoyed a huge rise since he developed from the Sunderland academy and was the first-choice number one this year.

The youngster has been tipped to be a future star for England’s national team and has been included in the senior set-up, but is still awaiting his first cap.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman may be keen to obtain a new number one next season as he has alternated between Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenburg this year, but is looking to establish the Merseyside club near the top-end of the table.