David De Gea still hasn’t agreed a new Man United contract
Back in July, the Telegraph seemed to claim it was a done deal.
Reporter James Ducker previously suggested that David De Gea had agreed to sign a contract extension at Man United.
Turning the clock back a few months, Ducker wrote:
David De Gea will become the world’s highest paid goalkeeper after agreeing a new six-year contract with Manchester United worth around £117 million.
So what’s happened to this agreement?
Was James Ducker’s report simply wrong?
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) July 20, 2019
Fast-forwarding to the present, De Gea hasn’t put pen to paper on a new Man United deal.
That means that De Gea is poised to become a free agent at the end of the season.
Juventus hope to sign David De Gea in January
Both the Sun and the Express peddle the same transfer rumour today.
Juventus are hoping to agree a deal with David De Gea in January.
The Sun tell their readers the following:
David De Gea has told friends he is willing to snub Manchester United’s latest contract offer.
He can sign a pre-contract deal with another club in January, as Aaron Ramsey did when he agreed to join Juventus from Arsenal last season.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) September 7, 2019
The Express are far more explicit when it comes to Juve’s interest in De Gea:
Juventus want to scoop up Manchester United star David de Gea on a free transfer next summer.
Juventus want to open contract talks with David de Gea early in the new year if his stand-off with Manchester United isn’t resolved.
Man United target Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak
Man United are in a weak position regarding De Gea.
Provided the Spanish keeper is determined to quit Old Trafford, there’s little United can do to keep him.
As a result, the Express revive a long-standing transfer rumour that Jan Oblak is on Man United’s shopping list:
United appear to be resigned to the fact that De Gea could be off and have started to look for a replacement with long-term target Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak on their radar.
However, the likelihood of Man United signing Oblak seem slim. The Slovenian keeper is under contract at Atletico until 2023.
According to Marca, Oblak’s release clause is valued at 120 million euros.
Are Man United willing to break the world transfer record for a goalkeeper to land 26-year-old Oblak?