Victor Valdes still has every intention of leaving Manchester United in the January transfer window and is hoping to seal a move to one of their Premier League rivals, according to his agent.
With his position in the Manchester United squad non-existent, the Spanish shot-stopper was widely tipped to leave in the summer transfer window.
But David de Gea's uncertain future saw him remain within the Red Devils' clutches. The fact his compatriot also remained means he is still on the outside looking in.
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Valdes' contract is set to expire in the summer, but Manchester United are unlikely to stand in his way when the window reopens in January.
However, Gines Carvajal admitted that they are still relying on Louis van Gaal and Co. to give him the green light to leave Old Trafford.
"We are relying on Manchester United letting Victor go," Carvajal said. "The Premier League is very attractive and Valdes want to stay because he has adapted perfectly to England, but we are not closing the door to any options.
"There are still two months until the transfer window opens and there is nothing concrete, but the intention is to leave Manchester United."
Where will he go?
The 33-year-old was tentatively linked with a move to Chelsea in the aftermath of Thibaut Courtois' injury, but it now seems that Newcastle United is the most viable option.
Steve McClaren lost his first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul to a season-ending knee injury earlier this month and will be on the lookout for a short-term replacement in January.
With the Magpies currently fighting relegation, Manchester United's title challenge would almost certainly be unaffected by allowing Valdes to move eastwards.
A report last month claimed Van Gaal was willing to terminate his contract, but only if he agreed to move to a club outside of England.
Problems on the horizon? It looks like it.
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