Antonio Conte Ready to Make Approach For 24-year-old Premier League Star Next Month

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Chelsea are ready to hijack Man Utd move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Defending Premier League champions have identified Stoke City keeper as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgian goalie has been strongly linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu as they continue their search for a new keeper, while PSG are also keeping tabs on 25-year-old star.

With his future unclear, Antonio Conte’s side are preparing a contingency plan to replace him, according to the Daily Mail.

Butland is also believed as a transfer target for Manchester United with David De Gea is expected to make a switch to the Real Madrid in the nearby future.

But with Courtois struggling to agree on a new deal Chelsea could act quickly to snatch Butland from Manchester United’s nose.

Stoke will not let the 24-year-old leave on the cheap as they are demanding £30million for their star player.

Butland previously turned down Premier League champions back in 2013 when at Birmingham City, opting to join Stoke instead to pursue first-team Premier League football.

However, if Courtois was out of the picture, he believes he can become Blues first-choice keeper.