Date of publication: Thursday, November 29, 2018 8:09
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Jose Mourinho can believe David de Gea "She wants to stay" in Manchester United, but on Thursday brings conflicting reports on the future of the goalie.
First is the claim from the I website, whose exclusive claims that United "are beginning to admit they will lose" the Spaniard. As a result, they "identified several goals". It's just a good business sense, people.
Jordan Pickford is one of the "options" the club is investigating, but Everton "will expect a premium" for the 24-year-old, who in September signed a new long-term co-operation agreement. They will want a significant increase in their initial £ 30m expenditures, which looks fair.
Another alternative to De Gea can be found in his former club in Jan Oblak. He is likely to cost more, while Atletico Madrid is trying to increase his current 87 million pound release clause. But he's bloody good, you know.
The third option is Kaylor Navas, who was linked loosely to United all these years, when the incredible fax machine kept De Gea away from Real Madrid. But it seems to be pretty nailed to the fact that the 28-year-old leaves this route, PSG is probably the destination.
Sign DE TING
As we have said, the reports are conflicting. Evening Standard says De Gea is actually happy to stay at Old Trafford, provided they offer £ 300,000 a week. So, Peakford and Cloud can get dirty.
Daily Mail goes further, saying "De Gea" is open to stay if offered a five-year contract for £ 350,000 a week. After rejecting an £ 275,000-a-week contract, he's keeping his options open.
Basically, he wants money parity with current top earner Alexis Sanchez. Who is quite fair, seeing how Sanchez does not play and De Gea is far more important.
In other news, there are several clubs that are interested in Dominique Solange. And Liverpool is not one of them.
Jurgen Klopp talked about the future from his former striker last week, while on loan Liverpool midfielder Ovie Eiria asked Solange to join him in the Rangers.
He may not have to travel so far. Sky Sports say Huddersfield are "among the clubs", which they will take forward in January. Given that none of their attackers have scored a single goal in the Premier League this season, that's fair.
Crystal Palace and West Ham are also connected. The first we can understand, because they have a similar problem with the Terriers. But West Ham ?!
Juventus and Inter are linked with the signing of Tottenham and Belgium, midfielder Musa Dembele, 31 whose contract will expire at the end of the season … Newcastle has stepped up efforts to sign Atlanta United and midfielder Paraguay Miguel Almiron, 24 … Bayern Munich Southampton talked with Paulo Souza, a former manager of KPR and Leicester, to replace sub-fire manager Mark Hughes … Huddersfield wants to lead Liverpool into the Champions League English striker Dominique Solange (21), on a loan in January … The head of Evert he, Marko Silva, wants to sign Abdullay Doukouri, the 25-year-old French midfielder with whom he worked on the Vikarage Road.