Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford has ruled out a move to Newcastle increasing the chances of a move to Everton.
According to a report in The Chronicle the England man has categorically ruled out a move to St James’ Park which would have rubbed salt into the wounds of Sunderland fans as they look on at Newcastle taking their place in the top flight.
Pickford is one certain departure following Sunderland’s relegation with the Black Cats hoping to rake in £20m from his transfer.
Everton and Manchester City have been strongly linked to the keeper with a move to Goodison Park more likely to appeal to Pickford.
With a World Cup coming up ensuring that he moves straight in to regular first team football is all important to the 23 year old.
Joe Hart’s future remains in doubt with Pickford knowing that settling in quickly at a new club could accelerate his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans for Russia.