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Manchester United’s 24-year-old goalkeeper David De Gea appears certain to join Real Madrid, but Iker Casillas, 34, has hinted he is not ready to relinquish his role as the Spanish club’s number one, the Manchester Evening News reports.
The clubs have been locked in talks for weeks, but so far no deal has been agreed.
However, that means Tottenham’s resolve to keep Hugo Lloris could be tested if United make a £25m bid for the 28-year-old goalkeeper, according to the London Evening Standard.
United have apparently identified a number of replacements for de Gea, but it appears as though Lloris is their first choice.
United are also facing a battle with Real Madrid to sign £35m-rated Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi with new Real boss Rafael Benitez keen on the 27-year-old Argentina international, the Daily Star reports.
Otamendi’s high asking price could prompt United to turn elsewhere for more cost effective alternatives.
Manchester United are readying a £10.2m transfer bid for Monaco full-back Fabinho as Louis van Gaal plots a Premier League title challenge next term, according to the Metro.
The 21-year-old has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 giants this season, and could replace compatriot Rafael in the right-back slot.
Real Madrid have told Chelsea and Manchester United that Raphael Varane is ‘unsellable’, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The France international had been tipped to leave the club after he was unhappy about his lack of game time.