Reports Claims French Side Will Move For Keeper
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea will join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract at Old Trafford expires.
The Mail On Sunday claims De Gea will sign a four-year deal worth £300,000 a week with the French club.
PSG look set to sell Neymar to Real Madrid next summer to get round Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations and they will use the £200million or so that they will receive for the Brazilian to put towards De Gea’s wages.
But there is one major flaw with the Mail’s story. While PSG are free to open talks over a pre-contract agreement with De Gea from 1 January, United are likely to have a say in his immediate future. The Red Devils have an option to extend De Gea’s current deal by an additional year. That option has yet to be exercised but it is inconceivable that Manchester United will allow him to leave for nothing when they can extend his stay at the club.
The option will be triggered before 1 January meaning that if PSG want De Gea next summer they will have to pay.
Real Madrid had a long-standing interest in De Gea but chose the cheaper option when they signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea last summer for a fee of around £35million.
Juventus have also been linked.
Inter Linked With Pogba
Inter Milan could challenge Juventus for the Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Italian website Tuttosport claims that Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta is keen to make a move for the France international.
Marotta held a similar position at Juventus and was responsible for both the recruitment of Pogba from Manchester United in 2012 and his sale back to the English club four years later.
Marotta recently met with Inter’s Chinese owners and was promised significant funds in the summer transfer window. Qualification for the Champions League will help boost his coffers. The side lie in third place in Serie A well clear of the places outside qualification.
The Sunday Mirror adds to the story by claiming Inter will offer defender Milan Skriniar and winger Ivan Perisic as part of any deal for Pogba.
While Jose Mourinho has been watching Skriniar in action this season and would be interested in a move for the 23-year-old, Perisic’s age has ended United’s interest in the Croatian. He turns 30 in February.