Everton eye Man Utd back-up Sergio Romero in shock transfer to pile pressure on blunder-prone Jordan Pickford

EVERTON are lining up Manchester United’s Sergio Romero — heaping pressure on Jordan Pickford.

Keeper Romero, 33, wants out after the return of Dean Henderson from a loan  at Sheffield United.

It is believed Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees have made contact with intermediaries and held talks over a deal for Man Utd's Argentina stopper.

Pickford is under fire following his double cock-up in Everton’s 5-2 Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood on Wednesday, although boss Ancelotti defended him.

It is the latest in a number of mistakes the England goalkeeper, 26, has made in the last 12 months.

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Aston Villa showed interest in Romero before manager Dean Smith snapped up Emiliano Martinez for an initial £17million from Arsenal.

Valencia and AC Milan are also understood to have made checks on the United goalkeeper.

Romero could command a fee of as much as £6m.

And he has just a year left on his Old Trafford deal. 

But the return of Henderson — viewed as David De Gea’s long-term replacement — will see his game time reduced further.

He was upset with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer overlooking him for both the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea and Europa League semi-final loss to Sevilla.

That prompted Romero — on wages of £70,000 a week — to look for another club as he hunts for  the chance to play regular first-team football.

Romero has been at United since 2015 when he arrived from Italian club Sampdoria.

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