Manchester United hold ‘talks’ with De Gea replacement

Date published: Thursday 27th April 2017 9:21

David De Gea: Expected to leave Man United this summer

Manchester United have held talks with the representative of Altetico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to a report.

The Manchester Evening News report in an exclusive that a delegation representing the 24-year-old were in England this week to talk about the prospect of moving to Old Trafford.

Oblak, who was linked to Arsenal last year, is believed to have an £85million release clause in his contract, like that of team-mate Antoine Griezmann and “three clubs are believed to be in the running for his signature”, claims the report.

The Slovenian, who was rated La Liga’s best keeper last season, has been excelling again this time around, having conceded just 22 goals in all competitions, along with 19 clean sheets.

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It appears that Jose Mourinho is resigned to losing David de Gea to Real Madrid this summer and Oblak is one of several targets Mourinho has in mind to replace De Gea.

De Gea almost moved to Real in 2015 but a faulty fax machine was blamed for the deal falling through on transfer deadline day. And AS reported at the time that United, who were then managed by Louis van Gaal, would target Oblak to replace him.

The report says De Gea has put his home up for sale and claims the Spain stopper was annoyed by Mourinho’s recent comment about De Gea ‘sleeping’ towards the end of the 0-0 draw with West Brom.


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