Man Utd target €120m man as one of three possible replacements for star

Date published: Friday 5th July 2019 7:58

Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann (C) celebrates his team's win with Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Diego Godin (R) and Atletico Madrid's Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak at the end of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Juventus FC at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on February 20, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United are considering a move for a €120million man to replace David De Gea this summer, according to a report.

There is a fear within the Red Devils camp that they could lose De Gea for less than his market value if they are unable to agree fresh terms.

United activated the Spain international’s one-year extension back in November, as they looked to protect one of their top assets after talks over a new deal failed to materialise.

It was claimed earlier in the week that talks had opened over fresh terms, however the fact Alexis Sanchez’s £390k-a-week wages are being used as a benchmark presents a major obstacle.

De Gea’s international is apparently to stay in Manchester, but his advisors know that his status as one of the key members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad should see his salary in line with that.

As a result, United have been forced to scour the market for potential alternatives, and once agains the name of Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak has emerged.

Oblak has been linked with the Red Devils in recent times and he gave them a boost recently by stating that his new contract with Atletico ‘changes nothing’ and that he would only stay at the club if they match his ambition.

The Slovenia international has been mentioned by ESPN as one of three options being monitored, alongside AC Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Ajax keeper Andre Onana.

Oblak is apparently keen on the idea of playing in the Premier League and would be happy to move to Manchester, with hints that United are happy to pay his €120m buy-out clause.

 

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