Manchester United fans have had to deal with speculation surrounding David de Gea for the past few summers and reports from A Bola have added fuel to the fire that he could be off this year, which has almost reduced one punter here in the Transfer Tavern to tears.
Indeed, the Portuguese outlet reveal that the Old Trafford giants have had scouts in attendance at almost every Benfica match since January with goalkeeper Ederson a man on their agenda.
The news comes in the wake of claims that Real Madrid will return for De Gea – whom they famously almost signed in 2014 – this summer and follows speculation from the Express that Hugo Lloris is also being eyed.
As well as Ederson, Man United have also been watching Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof and right-back Nelson Semedo, who could address two problem spots in Jose Mourinho’s XI.
Portugal’s top tier has proven itself to be a happy hunting ground for Europe’s top clubs in recent years, with the likes of Radamel Falcao having emerged in the Primeira Liga.
David de Gea must leave Manchester United – agree?