Huge Liverpool Target To Join United If Mourinho Sells Star Player

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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It looks like David de Gea and Manchester United aren’t going to have a peaceful summer with Real Madrid hanging on to their heads. Like every summer transfer window, 2018 too promises a Real love affair with the goalkeeper.

The Galacticos are once again believed to be interested in the United shot-stopper, and that in turn, has propelled Jose Mourinho to look elsewhere for a number one custodian.

The Mancunian club is said to be looking at AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who has had a remarkable season with the Italian club.

The Brazilian keeper is said to have garnered a lot of admirers in Europe, one of them being Manchester United. Roma are believed to have slapped an £88m valuation on the player, and it seems that the Old Trafford unit could be willing to pay this sum.

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As per Gazzetta dello Sport, besides United, 2017-18 Champions League finalists Liverpool are also rumoured to be interested in the player, as they seek a decent custodian for next season. But unlike United, the Reds aren’t prepared to pay the massive sum quoted by the Italian giants.

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Real have been chasing De Gea for quite sometime now, and they had come close to signing him in 2015, when they almost finalised the deal, but faulty paperwork put the transfer off.

Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane is believed to be a long-term admirer of the Spain number one, and the Frenchman still hopes to bring in the superstar to replace Keylor Navas.

Besides De Gea, Madrid are also said to be in for Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois. But contrary reports have also stated that neither United, nor Chelsea are looking to part way with their world-class keepers.

Jose Mourinho had earlier publicly stated that De Gea wasn’t going anywhere in the summer. Therefore, it remains to be seen how this transfer saga eventually unfolds.

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