Man United unlikely to renew De Gea’s contract

With just a few weeks left before the January transfer window opens, there is plenty of gossip about who will be moving where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, deals done!

MAIN STORY: Man Utd in search of a new No. 1

It is unlikely that Manchester United will activate David De Gea‘s contract extension in the summer and will instead look for a new goalkeeper when the 2022-23 season ends, according to Sky Sports Germany’s Florian Plettenburg.

He reports that while the 32-year-old Spain international is keen to stay at Old Trafford for another 12 months, United boss Erik ten Haag is open to the idea of ​​a new No. 1.

De Gea is one of the best shot-savers in the business, as he has proven many times this season, but Ten Haag is reportedly on the hunt for a goalkeeper who is more comfortable with the ball at his feet.

That could leave De Gea available on a free transfer when the current campaign ends in May 2023.

United signed De Gea for £19m in 2011 and he has become one of the most reliable players in a team that has struggled since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

However, if the Spaniard were to go ahead, United would free up a significant amount of their wage bill.

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– Liverpool and Chelsea battle to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moses Caicedoaccording to sky sports. The 21-year-old has impressed for the Seagulls this season and also shone for Ecuador in Qatar, where he scored in the group win against Senegal. Formal talks have yet to take place and the midfielder is contracted on the south coast until June 2025. However, while Brighton are reluctant to let their South American star go, England’s top clubs are making the rounds, which could mean a fierce battle in January. , or beyond.

– Chelsea are interested in signing the Brazilian prodigy vitor roquebut the Athletico Paranaense striker has a release clause of £87m, reports balloons. The rumors come after the signing of Endrick by Real Madrid, a player for whom Chelsea was also interested. Roque, like Endrick, is also considered one of the best prospects on the continent, but the Blues face considerable pressure to sign him. The Timoteo-born striker is also attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

– Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada has become a surprise transfer target for Barcelona, ​​reports Sport. The 26-year-old Japanese midfielder has been a free agent since June and is attracting interest from Borussia Dortmund as well as clubs in Italy. Frankfurt have tried to keep Kamada in Germany beyond his current contract, but it seems the player has decided he wants a new challenge. Kamada impressed the Catalan club when the two teams met in the Europa League last season, and the Germans are now looking for suitable replacements.

– Paris Saint-Germain will try to keep Lionel Messi in the French capital beyond the end of the current season, according to the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. He reports that while Inter Miami has made moves to persuade the Argentine star to switch from Ligue 1 to MLS, no deal has yet been reached. And PSG executives would like the 35-year-old striker to stay for another year. As such, they will make their proposal in the coming weeks.

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