VETERAN goalkeeper Ben Foster is a shock emergency target for BOTH Chelsea and Everton.
Watford’s former England stopper is still one of the most wanted men around despite his age and the Hornets being relegated to the Championship.
Blues boss Frank Lampard is looking at a surprise swoop for the 37-year-old as he searches for a solution to his goalkeeping problems.
Chelsea are struggling to find a new No 1 without paying fortunes and Foster is being discussed at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard wants Kepa Arrizabalaga gone and Chelsea would loan him back to Spain if the deal was right.
Signing Foster to fight with fellow ‘oldie’ Willy Caballero, 38, could be the answer — but other clubs are keen on the Watford man too.
Lampard has even looked into taking his old pal Joe Hart, who played with him at Manchester City.
He could fit in as second or even third choice if interested. Hart is looking for first-team action and hoping for offers at home and abroad.
But a season helping out at Stamford Bridge would not be a bad prospect.
Foster is also shortlisted at Everton by Carlo Ancelotti who wants some competition for Jordan Pickford.
Manchester United’s Sergio Romero also fits the bill as they are keen on an experienced head to keep Pickford on his toes.
But in-demand Foster is the man highest on their list.