Jan Oblak’s representatives have flown in to Manchester for talks over a potential move to Old Trafford, according to reports.
It is becoming increasingly likely David De Gea will finally join Real Madrid in the summer.
And the Manchester Evening News report the Atletico Madrid stopper’s representative has held talks with the Manchester United hierarchy.
Jose Mourinho clashed the Spaniard after claiming he was “sleeping” towards the end of the Red Devils’ 0-0 draw with West Brom.
United dominated the encounter for large periods, but were nearly caught out following a late goalkeeping howler.
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De Gea has longed for a move to Real Madrid and only an issue with the fax machine prevented the deal from going through in the summer of 2015.
Oblak is a close friend of team-mate and fellow Old Trafford target, Antoine Griezmann — and has an £85million buy-out clause.
A source reportedly previously told the MEN: “I think for every player it is an honour to come to the UK and play for clubs like this one.
“If De Gea goes back to Spain, everything is possible.”
Oblak has established himself as one of the best stoppers on the planet under Diego Simeone — and is one of the few top-level replacements available to United.
Another viable alternative is AC Milan’s 18-year-old goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma.