Valdes can leave United – but not for Liverpool

Date published: Wednesday 30th September 2015 8:24

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Victor Valdes: Frozen out at United by Louis van Gaal

Manchester United are reportedly ready to allow Victor Valdes to leave the club if he moves abroad and rejects any move to Liverpool or another domestic rival.

Valdes has been ostracised at Old Trafford after falling out with Louis van Gaal, who has made the former Barcelona goalkeeper train on his own at different times to the rest of the United squad.

The Spaniard is under contract with United until next summer, but the club are said to be willing to come to an agreement over terminating that agreement, providing the 33-year-old does not join a domestic rival.

Chelsea and Liverpool have been lined with Valdes over recent weeks, with the Blues short of experienced cover after Thibaut Courtois was sidelined with a knee injury. Jose Mourinho is also understood to be looking at former AC Milan keeper Marco Amelia.

Liverpool signed Adam Bogdan in the summer to act as back-up to Simon Mignolet but Brendan Rodgers has reportedly been offered another chance to sign Valdes after the club were heavily linked with the stopper before he moved to United on a free transfer.

Valdes saw a summer move to Besiktas collapse in the summer and has since been frozen out at Van Gaal.

United have previously been caught out in similar circumstances when Sir Alex Ferguson released Mark Bosnich in 2001, only for the Australian to immediately sign for Chelsea.

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