Jack Butland on list of candidates to replace Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea

Jack Butland's glove is worth £35m, joked Paul Lambert
Image: Chelsea could make a move for Jack Butland if Thibaut Courtois leaves the club this summer

Stoke's Jack Butland is among Chelsea's list of potential new goalkeepers should Thibaut Courtois leave the club this summer, according to Sky sources.

The England goalkeeper, who played backup to Jordan Pickford at the World Cup, is believed to be available at the right price this summer - but Stoke believe he is worth the same money that Pickford joined Everton for, around £30m.

Leicester, whose own No 1 Kasper Schmeichel is understood to be another Chelsea target, are also thought to be keen on Butland along with Crystal Palace, but Butland is keen to join a top-six Premier League club.

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The 25-year-old is currently on holiday following the World Cup and is due back at the end of the week. As things stand, Butland will begin pre-season training with the Potters next Monday.

Jack Butland during the International friendly between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2018 in London, England.
Image: Butland was part of England's World Cup squad

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said he will seek talks with Chelsea's wantaway players, which also include Eden Hazard and Willian.

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But Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague said last week that Real Madrid want to sign Courtois and Chelsea are prepared to let him go.

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