Victor Valdes is certainly keen to take over the No.1 gloves having joined Man United on a free transfer in the January window.
However, Chelsea’s Petr Cech and Tottenham Hotspurs’ Hugo Lloris are also considered two ideal candidates to replace De Gea.
While Cech’s agent has already met Ed Woodward, L’Equipe reports talks have already taken between the clubs over a potential transfer.
Hugo Lloris gives an extensive interview in tomorrow's @lequipe. Newspaper reiterates contacts with Manchester United. More tomorrow.
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Despite all the rumours around his future, Spurs’ boss Mauricio Pochettino insists Lloris will be going nowhere.
“There have been a lot of rumours, but Hugo wants to stay with us and we are happy with him too,” Pochettino told reporters.
“He is happy and everything else is just rumour.”
Lloris has certainly come on leaps and bounds as a goalkeeper in the last couple of seasons and many consider him to be a great potential replacement for De Gea, both in terms of longevity and current ability.
However, the big sticking point in anything to do with a Spurs player is dealing with Daniel Levy, a man who notoriously makes the negotiations drawn out and the player ultimately overpriced.
Do United need that sort of hassle? Would Louis van Gaal be happy to wait that long to sign a new goalkeeper? Probably not, he wants swift movement.