Cape Town - Manchester United are reportedly targeting Dominik Livakovic
as a replacement for David De Gea if the Spaniard does not sign a new contract.
De Gea is into the final year of his contract at Old
Trafford, but despite initial reports he would sign a new six-year deal, the
28-year-old is hesitating because of a clause which would see a 25% wage cut if
United missed out on qualifying for the Champions League.
Therefore, United are being forced to consider solutions for
next summer, by which time their four-time player of the year could have left
According to The Sun, they have scouted relatively unknown
Dinamo Zagreb keeper Livakovic, who kept a clean sheet as they attended the
Croatian side’s Champions League play-off win over Rosenborg last week.
Livakovic, 24, has six caps for Croatia, having debuted in
2017, and was a key part of the Dinamo side that stormed to the Croatian league
title last season.
The report claims that Livakovic would cost somewhere
between £15 million and £20 million, a price that prompted Liverpool to abandon
their interest in him before settling on a free transfer for Adrian instead
earlier this summer.