MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly identified Barcelona’s back-up goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen as a possible replacement for David De Gea.
The Spanish shot-stopper, 28, could be set to depart Old Trafford in the summer as he continues to mull over a new £350,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford.
Paris Saint-Germain are claimed to have made an approach for De Gea where they will be able to match his wage demands.
The Red Devils are understood to be considering selling the ex-Atletico Madrid ace with the player available to be snapped up on a free transfer in January.
While United have also reportedly been offered Keylor Navas by Real Madrid as they look to tempt Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side into a deal.
But according to the Daily Record, United will swoop for Dutch international Cillesen – who is believed to be available for around £22million.
They state that United chief Ed Woodward will not offer De Gea wages in parity to Alexis Sanchez, who has privately admitted it was a mistake to tie the Chilean down to a hefty contract.
Cillessen, 30, recently signalled his intentions to depart the Nou Camp having grown frustrated by playing second fiddle to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
Since joining from Ajax in 2016, the two-time La Liga winner has been restricted to just 30 games in all competitions.
Speaking last month on his future, the Benfica target said: “First I will go on holiday and then I hope to have a new club where I can play because I want to play.”
Cillessen was previously identified by Louis van Gaal as a target for United to replace De Gea in 2015, only for the Spaniard’s move to join Real falling through on deadline day.