Spanish shot-stopped David de Gea looks to be on his way out of Manchester. Despite a mouth-watering £200,000-a-week contract offer on the table, he seems to be off to sunny Madrid. Who could blame him for wanting to return to his native city and live with his stunning girlfriend Edurne Garcia who stayed put in the Spanish capital? He has been terrific for the Red Devils and scooped their player of the year award twice in a row, but now it may be time to say farewell to one of the league's top players.
The French international is already an established Premier League star. He's made a total of 99 appearances in the league for Spurs and is one of their most important players. Such quality and experience comes at a price and with Daniel Levy leading the negotiations, United may well have to pay upwards up £30 million to land him.
Van Gaal knows Cillessen very well from coaching him with the Netherlands and he knows just how good he is. At 26, Cillessen has many years at the top left and may not have yet reached his peak. That being said, he's proven at international level and recently won Ajax's player of the year award. Ajax's sporting director Marc Overmars recently stated that the player is not for sale, not even for £18 million, making the deal unlikely.
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Begovic is a cheaper alternative to other targets and is proven Premier League quality. The Potters have managed to hold on to their star man in recent transfer windows but with young Jack Butland seemingly ready to take over, it may be time to move Begovic on. He could be available for as little as £8 million as he only has one year left to run on his contract at the Britannia.
Cech has found himslef playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea this season leaving a summer move on the cards. He is a Premier League legend and is highly capable of guarding United's goal. With a only a year remaining on his contract, he could be available for a fee of around £10 million. They do however face stiff competition from the likes of Arsenal and PSG for the veteran's signiture.
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De Gea's replacement may already be at the club. Valdes made a promising debut at the KC stadium last Sunday, pulling off two incredible saves. He did appear dodgy at corners and crosses but so was de Gea at the start of his Man United career. If he improves his physicality and presence on crosses it may well be worth tying him down on a long-term contract.