Everton in talks with Sunderland over £30m deal for Jordan Pickford

• Merseyside club agree deal in principle to sign 23-year-old
• Fee would make Pickford Britain’s most expensive goalkeeper

Everton are in advanced talks with Sunderland over a deal for Jordan Pickford and willing to meet the £30m asking price to land the England Under-21 goalkeeper.

The Goodison Park club registered their interest in the 23-year-old shortly after Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League but their initial valuation was rejected. Negotiations have continued, however, and Everton have agreed in principle to meet Sunderland’s demands for £30m. The structure of the deal, involving the size of the initial payment and add-ons, has still to be finalised.

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