Manchester United are odds-on favourites to complete the signing of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
The Spanish stopper is still without a club after leaving the Catalan giants in the summer, walking away from the Nou Camp with six La Liga titles and three Champions League winners medals.
Valdes has taken his time when deciding his next move however, having suffered an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury back in March. That affectively led to the end of his 12-years with Barca.
Manchester United have appeared to be at the front of the queue to sign the 32-year-old for some time, as Valdes trained with the first team in December and was pictured watching a game at Old Trafford.
That's clearly enough to convince the bookmakers that a deal could still be in the offing, with Sky Bet pricing the Red Devils at 1/2 to strike a deal. Queretaro are second favourites at 5/1, with Liverpool next in the market at 6/1.
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That suggests Louis van Gaal is well positioned to strike a deal, although the form of David de Gea means the signing of Valdes isn't necessarily essential for the Red Devils at this stage.
Without European football, the fixtures aren't piling up as in previous years for Manchester United, meaning opportunities have been non-existent for current number two Anders Lindegaard and back-up Ben Amos.
The 30-year-old Danish stopper couldn't even make the bench in the League Cup defeat to MK Dons, but will hope for an opportunity in the FA Cup encounter against Yeovil Town tomorrow.
Were Manchester United to agree a deal with Valdes, then the future of both Lindegaard and Amos would be called into question, and one would almost certainly leave to free up space in the squad.
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