Another summer, another David De Gea rumour.
Last summer finally looked like the year that De Gea would make the move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but after the paperwork was not completed in time, he was forced to remain in Manchester for another year.
With the transfer window now about to open once again, the rumours linking the Spanish stalwart with a move to Madrid have started early this time.
Given that a bid was accepted last summer, it is safe to assume that should Real Madrid be interested, and cough up enough cash, he may well be allowed to leave, despite recently signing a new deal.
Should that be the case, however, there are a wealth of world class goalkeepers that might just be available to replace the Spanish shot stopper at Old Trafford.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the FIVE best options for Manchester United to replace David De Gea…
This one was supposed to happen last summer.
When the deal was agreed to take De Gea Madrid in the closing hours of last summers transfer window, an agreement was also settled to see Navas move the other way as part of the transfer.
However, both were not completed in time, meaning the players remained at their respective clubs.
Navas has done well since, proving himself a quality goalkeeper in his own right. Should Madrid come back in for De Gea, Navas would seemingly be surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu.
United could look to pick him up as a replacement, given that he would likely be available for a reasonable fee.
A goalkeeper that has a bit more star power about him; United could also look to Hugo Lloris as a De Gea replacement this summer.
Tottenham have been looking to sign the keeper to a bumper new deal for a while, but the Independent is now reporting that the French shot stopper has rejected all advances for a new deal.
As a result, Tottenham may be forced to sell the keeper this summer, and there would likely be no better target available.
It is of course unlikely that Spurs would be happy selling to a rival club, but should United cough up the cash; there is little they could do.
The Frenchman would fit in seamlessly at United, offering the same level of quality as they currently have with De Gea.
Another top keeper that may be on the move this summer, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois is widely thought to be unhappy at the club.
This deal would be a major coup for United, given that the Belgian is largely considered to be the best young goalkeeper in world football.
Should United show interest, it would likely prove difficult for Courtois to turn down.
This one is likely to be very pricey, but in the young Belgian they would have a world class keeper that could stay between the sticks for upwards of a decade.
Another potential target is Courtois’ Chelsea team-mate, Asmir Begovic.
The Bosnian is reportedly looking to leave the club this summer after spending the season as a back-up to Courtois.
Whilst certainly not on the level of Courtois, or De Gea, Begovic is a talented goalkeeper in his own right, and has not looked out of place during his time with the Blues.
This deal could be very affordable for United give his woes in west London, and he would likely be available should they offer up the cash.
If nobody on the level of De Gea or Courtois is available; United would struggle to do better than this 28-year-old Bosnian.
Kasper Schemichel has been touted for a move to Manchester United for years in order to follow in the footsteps of his father, Peter.
The Schmeichel lineage is legendary at United, so we’re sure that most fans would be delighted with this signing, should it happen.
Kasper is a talented goalkeeper in his own right, and shone on his way to picking up a Premier League winner’s medal with Leicester last season.
Leicester are reportedly looking to tie the shot-stopper to a new deal, but with Peter Schmeichel’s latest admission that his son has always dreamt of playing for United; Leicester would not be able to stand in his way.