Manchester United could move for Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, in case they lose current No.1 David de Gea in January, according to The Sun.
The Spaniard, whose contract at Old Trafford is set to expire next summer, is yet to sign a new deal at United despite the club offering him a reported £350,000-a-week.
This has further fuelled speculation that he may be gearing up for a move away from the club next year, with Paris Saint-Germain previously linked with the 28-year-old.
United could look to cash in on the Spain international in January, though, to prevent losing him for nothing in the summer. The Sun report that United insiders believe they could still get north of £30m for de Gea in January, should they be willing to sell him midway through the campaign, with PSG still thought to be closely monitoring his situation.
If that does happen, the Red Devils will need a suitable replacement in mind, with Dominik Livakovic reportedly topping their list as things stand.
The 24-year-old Croatian has kept 55 clean sheets in 109 appearances for Zagreb, and is still extremely young – especially for a goalkeeper – so has a long future ahead of him.
United have also been long-standing admirers of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, and reportedly continue to monitor his situation closely, per The Sun’s report.
De Gea will have been in England nine years when his contract at United expires next summer, so it is understandable for him to want a change of scenery.
He is still among the best goalkeepers in world football (something echoed by team-mate Nemanja Matic via Sky Sports) so surely won’t be short of options if he did decide to leave – especially on a free transfer. United need to be ready to swiftly replace him should that happen, with Livakovic looking like a very strong candidate between the sticks.
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