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Man United open talks with De Gea’s successor

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Manchester United appear to have accepted that there is a high chance they will lose David de Gea this summer.

With Real Madrid expected to replace Keylor Navas, the European champions are likely to come calling for the Spain international a second time.

Marca report that Jose Mourinho will not keep any United players against their will, with the Portuguese reportedly telling De Gea he is free to leave if he wishes.

If the stopper does go, that is likely to alter the Red Devils’ transfer plans significantly, as it would make signing a new ‘keeper a priority.

Yet, according to the Manchester Evening News, club officials have already opened talks with representatives of Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.


Oblak is rated as one of La Liga’s finest goalkeepers and it’s understood he does have a release clause, albeit a rather pricey one of £85million.

Signing the Slovenian could perhaps also tempt team-mate Antoine Griezmann to the Premier League, though that’s simply speculation.

It looks increasingly likely that Gianluigi Donnarumma will stay with AC Milan for now, which would make Oblak one of the most high-profile replacements for De Gea that United could reasonably expect to secure.

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