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Juventus eye January move for Manchester United keeper David de Gea

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Italian champions Juventus are planning to make a move to sign Manchester United star David de Gea in January if his contract situation isn’t sorted out.

Spanish international de Gea is out of contract next summer and has so far stalled on signing a new deal at Old Trafford. Talks shave been ongoing for more than a year but a resolution isn’t in sight.

Juventus bosses are aware of this and know that from January de Gea will be able to sign a pre-contract with other clubs.

The Turin-based side have form with this sort of move, having signed Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal and Emre Can from Liverpool for nothing after their deals ran out.

Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain are also thought to be monitoring the situation. Both clubs could afford the rumoured £350,000 a week de Gea wants.

Real Madrid have had an interest in de Gea for years – almost signing him in 2015 – so could also come in for him.

While United want to keep hold of their keeper, and remain in talks with him and his representatives, they are thought to be lining up a replacement if he does go. Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak is thought to be top of their wish list, but it would take a mighty offer to get Diego Simeone to part with one of his key players.

PSG to launch bid to sign Manchester United keeper David de Gea

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Perennial Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain are planning to launch a bid to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer.

PSG are seeking a goalkeeper to replace the great Gianluigi Buffon, who announced yesterday he was leaving the club. There was an option for him to stay for a further year but it wasn’t taken up.

de Gea has matured into one of the best goalies in the world in his time at Manchester United. The 28-year-old produced a string of fine displays last season.

However, de Gea only has a year left on his current deal at Old Trafford and has been stalling on signing a new one, with wage demands – said to be £350,000 per week – at potential stumbling block. United’s failure to secure a place in next season’s Champions League could also influence his thinking.

Of course, such wages would be no object to Qatar-backed PSG, and they are in the Champions League with a realistic chance of winning it.

United would be loathe to lose one of their star players, but they will also be mindful of the potential for losing him for nothing in summer 2020 so could cash in. Press reports have speculated that PSG could bid £60 million for him.

If de Gea were to go, then other clubs, such as Real Madrid would be interested. Los Blancos have been linked with him for years and it is thought Zinedine Zidane wants a new keeper after Thibault Coutois’ indifferent campaign last term.

United would also want a replacement. Lille’s Mike Maigan has been mentioned, as has Barcelona reserve Jasper Cillesson – both of whom would cost about half of what de Gea would.

Paris St-Germain target summer move for Manchester United keeper David de Gea

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Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain have made Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea one of their top summer transfer targets. 

PSG are in the market as they want a replacement for veteran stopper Gianluigi Buffon.

The Daily Star reports that the Qatari-backed club are willing to offer de Gea a contract worth £450,000 per week – more than doubling his Manchester United pay packet.

De Gea’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain. His current deal expires in June 2020 and despite months of negotiations between the club and his representatives no new deal has been signed.

This means that he could leave for nothing at the end of next season, so if no deal is in sight, United could decide to cash in on the 28-year-old.

Of course, with only a relatively short time until his deal expires, United could not charge his full market value. This has put PSG on alert and they could tempt United with a £50 million bid.

Of course, other clubs are also interested in the player. Real Madrid have had an interest in him for what seems like forever and could bid, especially as Thibault Coutois has not had a stellar season. Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are also thought to be monitoring de Gea’s situation.

Whether de Gea stays could also be influenced by whether United are playing Champions League football or not next season. They are currently in 6th place, 3 points behind Chelsea in 4th – the final Champions League spot – with 2 matches remaining.

Juventus and Paris St-Germain plot bids to sign Manchester United’s David de Gea

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is wanted by both Juventus and Paris St-Germain and they could pay up to £75 million for him, according to reports. 

De Gea has established himself as one of the world’s leading goalkeepers at United in recent years, and the club has previously fended off advances from Real Madrid for him.

However, he has shown no signs of wanting a new contract at United. The club can trigger a year’s extension to the deal, which would take him to summer 2020, but United’s bosses may decide to cash in on him instead.

The Sun has reported PSG’s interest, although any move for the Spaniard may depend on UEFA’s upcoming ruling on whether the club broke Financial Fair Play rules. If they are found guilty, they could face curbs on their transfer activity.

Meanwhile Juventus are also said to be interested. They are in the process of an expensive squad overhaul – including the £99 million purchase of Cristiano Ronaldo – as the club seek to win the Champions League.

Juve could see de Gea as part of that jigsaw. Also, thanks to a new rule this season, if he were to move in January, de Gea wouldn’t be cup-tied in the competition.

Manchester United could sell David de Gea to Real Madrid – but only if they sign replacement first

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Manchester United could finally sell goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid this summer, but only if they manage to sign Jan Oblak to replace him.

de Gea has been a target for Real for several years, and came close to signing him in 2015. Since then United have resisted all attempts from Real. Zinedine Zidane had been happy with current number one Keylor Navas, but since his departure it is thought the Real hierarchy favour signing a new keeper as they seek to refresh the squad.

But there are signs that United may finally let him go of Real come in for him again, according to Spanish news site Dario Gol. It is thought de Gea is keen to return to Madrid, having come through the ranks at Atletico.

And it is to Atletico that United are looking for his potential replacement. Slovenian Oblak has established himself as one of the top keepers in the world in recent seasons, keeping the most clean sheets in La Liga for the past 3 seasons.

He has been linked with a move away from the Spanish capital – Liverpool has been a mooted destination – although Atletico are keen to keep hold of him.

It is thought United would only sell de Gea if they have already signed his replacement.

Both keepers would doubtless command a world record fee for a goalkeeper. The current record is the £35 million Manchester City paid Benfica for Ederson last summer. It is likely both would warrant fees north of £50 million.