Everton are set to offer Jordan Pickford a new and improved contract, which could be a huge blow to Chelsea's pursuit of the England international.
Pickford had an outstanding World Cup this summer in Russia, hence why Everton are looking to tie him down.
The Times report that the Merseyside club are looking to scrap his current four-year-deal, to offer him a more lucrative contract at Goodison Park.
This puts a spanner in the works for Chelsea as they eyed the 24-year-old as their number one target to replace Thibaut Courtois.
The Blues received a £100 million offer from Real Madrid for Courtois and Willian, and could think twice if they can't get an adequate replacement for the Belgian.
Both Chelsea and Everton don't have the best of relationships with one another, particularly after the John Stones saga a few years ago. It could be time to look elsewhere now...