Chelsea make move for England goalkeeper

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Chelsea have made an approach for Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to Sky Sports.

Butland’s future has ben the subject of intense speculation in recent months, with numerous clubs chasing the talented youngster. Birmingham’s financial woes mean he may be available for as little as £3 million.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have jumped ahead of the likes of Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle as the favourites to land the 19-year-old.

Chelsea currently have four goalkeepers on their books, with Petr Cech well established as the number 1 at Stamford Bridge.

Thibault Courtois has impressed while on loan at Atletico Madrid, but Ross Turnbull and Henrique Hilario have failed to make a lasting impact.

Sky Sports claim that although Cech and Courtois have long-term futures at Chelsea, they see Butland as a worthwhile investment and could swoop before the close of the January transfer window.

Whether Butland would be open to a move remains to be seen however, as a he may opt for a club who can offer him regular first-team football.

The City stopper is considered one of the best young goalkeepers in English football, and was part of England’s squad for Euro 2012 last summer. 

Although he failed to feature in a game in Poland, England boss Roy Hodgson handed Butland his international debut in a friendly against Italy last year, making him the country’s youngest ever international goalkeeper.


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