Manchester United are poised to move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech once David De Gea makes his expected switch to Real Madrid.
According to talkSPORT, an official bid for De Gea from Real Madrid is ‘imminent’ and Manchester United are moving quickly to ensure they’re able to replace him easily.
Louis van Gaal has Victor Valdes at his disposal, but the Spain keeper is coming back from an extended injury spell and will need to be eased back into action at the start of next season.
As such, with De Gea expected to return to Spain, van Gaal is monitoring the availability of several potential replacements, one of whom is Cech.
The Chelsea goalkeeper was displaced by Thibaut Courtois this season but remains one of the top 10 goalkeepers in the world.
He’s unlikely to want to play a supporting role again next season, and the report claims he’s been told to find a new club if he wants first-team football.
The Daily Mail’s reporter Mike Keegan told talkSPORT: “It certainly seems De Gea is on his way. Petr Cech is on their radar, but then you have a case where you have two very experienced goalkeepers [at Old Trafford].
“Victor Valdes is there and has experience, but he looked a bit shaky when he came in. I think we might see a surprise, we might see someone we might not expect.”
It seems crazy to think Chelsea would be willing to let a player of Cech’s quality leave, especially to a potential title rival in the same division.
As far as Manchester United fans go though, they would surely be delighted to snap up the Czech Republic star should De Gea leave.
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