UNITED TO SPEND DOUBLE ON DE GEA REPLACEMENT
How do you solve a problem like De Gea? Sell him to PSG and buy Jan Oblak, apparently.
The Manchester United goalkeeper is having a Taibi of a time at the moment, chucking them in while doubts persist over his future. De Gea is out of contract in just over a year’s time and there is a queue of clubs waiting to lure him away from Old Trafford.
The Daily Star reckons PSG want to move to the front of the line by offering De Gea a deal worth £450,000 a week to replace Gianluigi Buffon. They claim around £50million might convince United to sell.
United would then have to double that figure to land the replacement they apparently want. ESPN claims the Red Devils are ‘seriously considering’ triggering Oblak’s release clause to replace their former Atletico Madrid keeper with the current one.
United would have to pay €120million (£103m) to get the Slovenia keeper out of his agreement with Atletico but Oblak is apparently intent only on leaving Atletico for a team in the Champions League. Which is likely to be a problem.
Why not just see if Tomasz Kuszczak or Roy Carroll fancies the job, Ed? That kind of thinking seems to be United’s solution to everything…
REAL ENTER RACE FOR LYON STAR
Thank God United are a shambles because without them acting as transfer fodder, we would be pretty short on bullsh*t to shovel this morning. Real Madrid are in a similar position to United but with one important difference: players seem to want to join them.
One of those star names potentially keen to move to the Bernabeu is Tanguy Ndombele. The Lyon midfielder has been linked with pretty much every one of the Premier League’s big hitters, but Real have now come to the table for the 22-year-old.
AS claims Real have already held preliminary talks with Ndombele’s representatives, with PSG and Juventus also sniffing.
AND THE REST
Ryan Fraser wants to leave Bournemouth this summer for a top-six club… Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard will join Ajax on a two-year loan deal… Real want Ajax striker Hakem Ziyech… Chelsea and Man Utd are keeping an eye on Edinson Cavani… Chelsea are also eyeing Nice right-back Youcef Atal… Liverpool will give Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a new contract until 2023… Inter Milan are in talks with Man City over a deal to sign Danilo… Wolves will try again to sign Victor Lindelof from Man Utd… West Ham defender Reece Oxford is close to joining Augsburg for £8m… Dani Alves is considering his PSG future… Dean Henderson wants to remain on loan at Sheffield United next season… Norwich are interested in signing Rennes defender Mehdi Zeffane.