Maurizio Sarri is being linked with a quartet of goalkeepers at Chelsea, whether Thibaut Courtois skips town or not.
Stoke’s Jack Butland is one name on the list, but the Potters want close to $40 million for their England national teamer. Sky says Leicester City and Crystal Palace would also like Butland, but Butland prefers a European contender.
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Sarri could also bring one of his old backstops from Serie A back to the Premier League in the form of Pepe Reina.
The former Liverpool backstop could cost $12 million, and would be eyed as insurance for a No. 1 keeper. Wily Caballero is Courtois’ current back-up.
Butland’s the clear top choice, but the beauty of Chelsea’s money is the ability to bring in two beautiful talents. Who should the Blues target?
Advanced stats site WhoScored has Butland’s season just ahead of Cech’s, with Schmeichel well behind. Reina’s season with Napoli was about the same as the Leicester man.