Manchester United have set their sights on a replacement should David De Gea elect to leave for Real Madrid in the summer in Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris. Van Gaal is reportedly willing to match Spurs’ £25m asking price for Lloris, who has shone between the sticks since his arrival from Lyon.
De Gea has recently opened contract talks with the Red Devils, but should they be unsuccessful, Los Blancos will be waiting in the wings to snap up the man they have identified as Iker Casillas’ long term replacement.
However, Jorge Mendes, De Gea’s agent, remains confident that De Gea will pen a new deal at Old Trafford.
“I am negotiating with Manchester United about De Gea’s renewal. It is not true that De Gea has found a deal with Real Madrid. I’m negotiating with Manchester United his extension. We haven’t signed anything yet.”
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