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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.

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.