Pochettino watching intently as Solskjaer bites bullet over under-fire star

Date published: Tuesday 16th February 2021 8:40 - Jonny Whitfield

David de Gea, Victor Lindelof Man Utd

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has agreed to sell David de Gea this summer amid his latest spell of poor form, according to a report.

De Gea has faced further questions over his longevity as United’s No. 1 in recent weeks. The Spaniard has made errors, including in the 3-3 draw with Everton.

As such, Gary Neville told his former club that only an “exceptional” option between the sticks will be enough to mount a serious title charge.

However, this is not De Gea’s only spell of poor form in recent times. The 30-year-old ranked alongside Jordan Pickford as one of the most error-strewn stoppers in the top flight last season.

Therefore, Todofichajes claims that Solskjaer and United chiefs have had enough and want to sell him this summer.

Club chiefs have put a €25million (£21.7million) price tag on his head and are willing to accept that figure.

What’s more, the goalkeeper is not short of suitors. Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain are one side who are showing interest.

Meanwhile, Monaco, Juventus and Inter are also keen.

However, Todofichajes adds that the ‘handicap’ facing top European teams is that they are unwilling to give De Gea a contract similar to the one he is on at Old Trafford.

The Spain international signed a new deal in September 2019, extending his terms to summer 2023. Both player and club also have the option to extend for a further year.

As such, clubs are unwilling to match such terms.

Man Utd banking on daring Pogba promise

Paul Pogba Man Utd v Everton February 2021

Meanwhile, United have reportedly also worked on big plans as regards keeping players at the club.

Paul Pogba is one man in question, the Frenchman’s second spell at United shrouded in exit speculation.

However, he has shown arguably his best form this season and the Red Devils have supposedly made a daring promise in contract negotiations.

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