Manchester United are reportedly lining up a swoop for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak as a successor for contract rebel and current first-choice David de Gea, as reported by the Daily Express.
Spain international entered the final year of his deal with Manchester United this summer. Talks over a new deal have been going on for 12 months now, but the two parties have not been able to arrive at a total agreement, which has become a cause for concern for Manchester United.
There had been reports stating that the Spaniard was close to agreeing a fresh long-term contract worth £350,000 per week with Manchester United.
However, The Sun revealed last week that David was set to reject the offer on the table from the Red Devils and leave the club on a free transfer when his current contract runs out.
His contract situation has led to some degree of interest from the Italian giants Juventus, who are reportedly planning to open pre-contract negotiations with 28-year-old over a summer transfer.
And as per the report from Express, the Old Trafford outfit are aware of these developments and are preparing a contingency should the club fail to extend de Gea’s deal, with Jan emerging as a potential replacement.
He is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers across the continent. The Slovenia international joined Los Rojiblacnos from Portuguese side SL Benfica in the summer of 2014 and has amassed 211 matches, in which the stopper has kept a total of 119 clean sheets while also winning the UEFA Europa League.