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Manchester United eye Jan Oblak as David De Gea’s contract talk stalls

David de Gea looks apparently embroiled in an extended stand-off with Manchester United over his new contract. Our no.1 is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract in the summer which will make him eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January 2020.

The Spaniard, 28, wants a contract that makes him the joint highest earner alongside Alexis Sanchez, report the Manchester Evening News. Well, though, the report also claims that the Reds’ uncertainty regarding Champions League qualification next season is being considered by De Gea before extending his eight-year stay at Old Trafford.

David De Gea of Manchester United

The former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper has won everything on offer at our club but the Champions League trophy has eluded him so far. And De Gea’s ambition to win Europe’s biggest prize could see him leave our club when his contract expires in the summer of 2020, adds the Manchester Evening News.

Should David de Gea leave United for pastures new, Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak could top our club’s list to replace the Spaniard, the report explains. But Oblak could cost United a lot of money as the Slovenian very recently signed a new deal with the Spanish club until 2023.

De Gea’s contract conundrum

The Spaniard seems to have lost his way a bit of late, perhaps regarding a new deal. He made a howler in the 3-0 defeat against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, gifting Lionel Messi a second goal in what was an uncharacteristic mistake from him.

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Talks of a contract extension have been going for some time now but if De Gea doesn’t sign a new deal with us, we will have to take a bold decision of cashing him in this summer.