Paper Talk: Man Utd sound out £60m De Gea replacement

Date published: Sunday 18th November 2018 10:26

Manchester United are lining up a £60m move for David de Gea’s successor, while Tottenham and Arsenal are set to scout a Croatia keeper at Wembley, according to Sunday’s papers.



Manchester United will reportedly bid £60million for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford if David de Gea refuses to commit to a contract extension.

The Spain stopper’s Old Trafford exit looks more inevitable with each passing week as he refuses to commit to a long-term deal that has been on the table for months.

England number one Pickford, 24, is being viewed as the perfect replacement, according to a report in the Sun on Sunday, given how he handled himself on the big stage at the World Cup over the summer.

De Gea, 28, is said to be a major target for Juventus, who may try to buy him in the summer or wait a year until he is available on a free transfer.

The report goes on to state that at this stage, United are yet to decide whether to cash in on the Spaniard at the end of the season.


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Klopp could finance the move for Pulisic by offloading midfielder Fabinho, who has made little impact since his summer move from Monaco, to either AC Milan or Juventus (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool’s hopes of signing £60m Dutch teenager Matthijs de Ligt have been sabotaged – with the Ajax defender bound for Barcelona (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool are monitoring Middlesbrough centre-back Dael Fry (Sunday Mirror)

RB Leipzig are ready to offer Wigan striker Nick Powell a pre-contract agreement in January – his deal with the Sky Bet Championship side expires in the summer (Sunday Mirror)

Bets from Daniel Sturridge’s family over his loan move from Liverpool to West Brom, as well as a potential move to Inter Milan, are behind the England striker’s FA charge (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in line for a £10.4m per year contract at Juventus if he signs as a free agent next summer (Sun on Sunday)

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Ashley Young will take a pay cut from Manchester United in order to extend his stay at Old Trafford (Sun on Sunday)

Eric Bailly is set for talks over his Manchester United future ­- just two years after his £30m switch from Villarreal (Sun on Sunday)

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Manchester United are reportedly waiting on Jose Mourinho’s future before appointing a technical director (Sun on Sunday)

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Nicolas Otamendi is seeking talks with Pep Guardiola to find out if he has a future at Manchester City (Sun on Sunday)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to launch a January move for Swansea full-back Connor Roberts (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are planning to increase the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to 63,000 and have met fans to discuss the future development (Mail on Sunday)

Paris Saint-Germain are the latest club to show interest in Manchester United defender Eric Bailly (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United are discussing a new role for former player Patrice Evra at the club (Mail on Sunday)

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Steve Walsh has agreed to return to Leicester City as part of their recruitment staff (Sunday People)

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Blackburn are facing a battle to keep hold of teenage forward Vilius Piliukaitis, who impressed Manchester City scouts in a recent U18 game (Sunday People)

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