Being reported a few places
Man Utd target £50m Everton ace Jordan Pickford as David de Gea Real Madrid exit looms
The Everton stopper has rapidly moved up Jose Mourinho’s list of replacements for his current No 1 after a string of timpressive performances this season.
Although Pickford conceded five goals to Arsenal yesterday but could arguably only be blamed for Aaron Ramsey's long-range deflected effort.
The Toffees paid Sunderland £30m to secure the 23-year-old’s services back in June last year.
But Everton would look to make a £20m profit on the England international if United come calling.
Real Madrid have pursued De Gea for a number of seasons and were only denied capturing him by a broken fax machine in 2015.
And while that drama looms once more, The Sun claim United have their sights set firmly on the Spaniard’s potential successor in Pickford.
De Gea has kept 90 clean sheets in 226 top-flight performances for Manchester United.
His performance in the Red Devils’ 3-1 win over Arsenal easrlier this season was one of the greatest ever by a gloveman in the Premier League.
Current Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas says he wouldn't be too concerned if Los Blancos signed another shot-stopper in the summer.
"I am calm because one day I will have to go," he said after the 2-2 draw with his former side Levante on Saturday evening.
"Nobody will last for ever and only God knows when [I will leave].
"I give my all in every training and in every match, so I have to live with that.
"I don't know if the club have doubts about me, I only know that I still have a contract and I will remain calm.
"If Real Madrid were to sign a goalkeeper in the future and let him compete with me then I would like that and it wouldn't intimidate me."