Arsenal and West Ham linked with Pickford

Arsenal and West Ham are among the clubs keen on Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, the Daily Telegraph say.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Everton and Liverpool are also said to be interested in the highly-rated 23-year-old, who has been tipped to leave Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League this season.

The Telegraph say a cash offer of £25m, plus add ons, is likely to be too tempting for the Wearside club to resist this summer, while The Times say Sunderland would want more than £30m in order to sell him.

Speculation about Pickford’s future was further fueled by an outstanding performance in his team’s win against relegation-threatened Hull City – the England Under-21 international produced several excellent saves during the match.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Sunderland manager David Moyes said: “At the moment, I really wouldn’t know what the odds are on him staying.

“Obviously, it’s up to the club, but if Jordan was to go elsewhere and not be the number one, that wouldn’t be good for him.

“You can see what he does for us with the saves he makes. He’s been outstanding from day one.

“The saves he made against Hull, they weren’t even special, he makes them all the time.”

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