Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put out a shortlist of two goalkeepers to replace David De Gea this summer if the need arises.
Spanish international De Gea has emerged as Paris Saint-Germain’s number one choice after contract talks with Man Utd stalled over his £350,000 a week wage demand.
Manchester United have had a long-standing interest in Everton star Jordan Pickford, who initially caught the eye of Jose Mourinho last year.
Pickford’s form for Everton has dipped this season but he is very much on Solskjaer’s radar, even though United may have to pay as much as £60million to tempt Everton into selling.
Atlético Madrid’s Slovenian international Jan Oblak is also on their wanted list but they may have to pay more than the world-record fee for a keeper to land him.
While they have looked at alternatives, the Red Devils have made keeping De Gea and Paul Pogba their No 1 priorities this summer.
United have been forced to trigger a one-year extension in the £100million-rated keeper’s contract to keep him at the club after negotiations over a new deal stalled.
De Gea is asking for £350,000-a-week to commit himself to a club that is paying Chilean flop Alexis Sanchez £500,000-a-week.