Recent reports have suggested that Manchester United are planning to sell David de Gea this summer.
The Spanish international goalkeeper has a year left on his contract and is subject of interest from Paris Saint-Germain, who could bid £60 million pounds for the player in the summer.
There is a chance that current PSG ‘keeper Gianluigi Buffon could then make the reverse trip to Manchester for one more season before retiring, allowing United to spend money elsewhere in the squad, but two other names have been reported in the last couple of days.
The first is Ajax’s goalkeeper Andre Onana, with the 23-year-old Cameroon international subject of a bid from Ed Woodward, United’s executive clown car driver, with an offer of £35 million turned down. Putative interest in Matthijs de Ligt has gone nowhere, because De Ligt is not interested in wasting his youth, time and career. You can read about that in the Daily Record.
Meanwhile the Mirror claim that Dutch international Jasper Cillessen is another target, with the Barcelona ‘keeper firmly the number two choice this season and next. With Barcelona stuggling with cash, they might have to sell some of their squad players, allowing United to bring in a decent player for a relatively affordable sum.
Benfica are currently closest to signing the 30-year-old player, but there is no agreement over a fee, giving United the chance to step in with Woodward’s customary ruthless efficiency. Sorry.
For his part, Cillessen is after leaving, saying: “First I will go on holiday. And then I hope to have a new club where I can play, because I want to play.”