Manchester United put off by £85million demands in goalkeeper hunt
Jose Mourinho will abandon his plans to replace David de Gea with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak this summer because of the hefty asking price, per the Daily Star.
De Gea looks set to depart Old Trafford for Real Madrid this summer, two years after a deal to take him back to Spain fell through because of an issue with the paperwork.
United were going to look to De Gea’s old club, Real’s rivals Atletico, but they are wanting £85million for Slovenian Oblak, the same fee United have been quoted for his teammate Antoine Griezmann.
Instead, Mourinho will turn his attention to Oblak’s international understudy, Inter’s Samir Handanovic, who is still seen as one of Europe’s best goalkeepers.
He is keen to leave Inter this summer after another disappointing campaign at the San Siro, which has just seen boss Stefano Pioli sacked.
Mourinho will hope his connections to the Italian giants, having won two league titles and the Champions League there, will help broker a deal.
If De Gea leaves this summer for Real Madrid, Manchester United should go all out for Jan Oblak. Will be incredibly difficult - quality GK.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) May 11, 2017
United are unlikely to qualify for the European competition through the Premier League’s top four but will clinch a place if they best Ajax in the Europa League final.