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Jan Oblak representative ‘flies in for talks with Manchester United’ as David De Gea’s future looks increasingly likely to be at Real Madrid

Red Devils expect to lose their current No1 in the summer and appear to have identified Slovenian as potential replacement

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.

Jan Oblak's representative has reportedly held talks with Manchester United

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Jan Oblak’s representative has reportedly held talks with Manchester United

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.

Jan Oblak has become one of the best goalkeepers in the world at Atletico Madrid

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Jan Oblak has become one of the best goalkeepers in the world at Atletico Madrid

David De Gea has longed for a move to Real Madrid for several seasons

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David De Gea has longed for a move to Real Madrid for several seasons

Jan Oblak is one of few top-level goalkeepers available to Jose Mourinho

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Jan Oblak is one of few top-level goalkeepers available to Jose Mourinho

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.

Jose Mourinho could allow David De Gea to join Real Madrid in the summer

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Jose Mourinho could allow David De Gea to join Real Madrid in the summer

Gianluigi Donnarumma has excelled at AC Milan, but is still only 18 years old

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Gianluigi Donnarumma has excelled at AC Milan, but is still only 18 years old

“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.