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Man Utd identify Atletico stopper as potential summer signing


Manchester United are readying a summer swoop for Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak, reports say.

The Old Trafford side are looking at long-term replacements for the Spain international David De Gea.

According to Sky Sports, Oblak is the Red Devils’ top target and they are ready to move for him this summer.

Recruitment staff at United have identified the 28-year-old Slovenian as the perfect man to succeed from David.

They’ve been impressed by Jan’s stunning performances in La Liga. He has become a rock at the back for Los Rojiblancos in recent seasons.

Jan kept 17 clean sheets last campaign as Diego Simeone’s side finished third in the Spanish top flight.

The report adds that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are monitoring Jan’s situation in Madrid. They are willing to table a big-money bid but could be priced out of a deal.

Atletico will want a huge fee for one of their key players, who is also considered as one of the best stoppers in the world.

United senior figures want to sort out the keeper situation at the club. Sergio Romero has been told he can depart, while Dean Henderson is growing frustrated at his lack of playing time.

Despite Dean’s solid displays, United want to land a truly world-class goalkeeper to boost their title hopes.

If the English giants fail in their attempts to bring him to Manchester then an Italian alternative could be considered.

AC Milan prodigy Gianluigi Donnarumma is viewed as a perfect fit for the 20-time English champions.

The Italian is already an experienced and reliable stopper, having made 203 Serie A appearances.

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