Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been urged to demand for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas as part of the deal taking Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.
Courtois looks likely to join Real Madrid this summer after failing to report for pre-season training on Monday.
“Straight swap, Keylor Navas,” Shaka Hislop told ESPN FC.
“Let me tell you, Keylor Navas in my opinion is the most under-appreciated goalkeeper in European football, if not world football.
“Keylor Navas came into Real Madrid four years ago, sat on the bench for 12 months behind Iker Casillas and even then I knew he was better than Iker Casillas, but it was Iker Casillas, one of the all-time greats in the position, one of the all-time greats for Real Madrid.
“He bided his time, Casillas moves. He’s won three Champions Leagues back-to-back and yet never has been appreciated in that team.
“For me, Navas, top five, top six in the world. No question. And that’s including Courtois in there.
“If you get a straight swap, never mind all the other names that are banded about, I think that puts you in an outstanding position.
“It doesn’t change you an awful lot from what you’ve got now.
“As good as Courtois is, or can be, I think he’s also been a little bit inconsistent for Chelsea.
“You won’t have that problem with Keylor Navas.”