Goalie hunt continues: Man Utd desperately seeking De Gea replacement

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Manchester United is still in contract negotiations with David De Gea, but they are also keeping a close eye on the goalkeeper market for De Gea’s replacement.

The Spanish player’s contract expires at the end of the month, and the Red Devils stated last week when revealing their retained list that they are currently in contract discussions with the 32-year-old Spaniard.

De Gea was expected to reject a big offer from the Saudi Pro League in favour of remaining at Old Trafford, according to a 90min. De Gea’s current contract expires in less than two weeks, but both parties have not yet reached an agreement.

5Times reported last month that Manchester United has been considering using Yann Sommer, a Dutch goalkeeper, in De Gea’s place, although nothing has yet been confirmed officially from the club, as Porto’s Diogo Costa and Brentford’s David Raya are Man Utd’s primary targets as of this moment. 

Both players are presently in discussions with Tottenham, who are hesitant to pay the Bees’ £40 million asking price. However, the Red Devils may be willing to contribute that amount and beat the Spurs to sign the duo first.

It seems less probable that Man Utd would spend a lot of money on a new goalkeeper if De Gea ends up agreeing to sign a new contract. However, if the Spaniard does not, Bayern Munich’s Sommer may make his long-awaited appearance at Old Trafford.

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