Man United are monitoring Croatia No1 Livakovic as a potential back-up to De Gea


While Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice will be at the top of Manchester United’s new owner’s to-do list, club scouts are continuing to monitor potential new goalkeepers.

Should David de Gea reach a compromise agreement over his incentive-laden new contract, Dean Henderson will not want to stay.

Henderson’s season on loan at Nottingham Forest has been ended by a thigh injury and he has even greater motivation to play regularly next season rather than return as an understudy.

They checked on Croatia No1 Dominik Livakovic as Dinamo Zagreb drew 0-0 at Hajduk Split on Sunday.

Livakovic, at around £10m, is attractive to a number of English clubs but is not the best with ball at his feet.

Livakovic has played for Zagreb since 2015, making 186 appearances for the club across all competitions.

He would likely compete for the back-up spot at the club, with the futures of Tom Heaton and Jack Butland uncertain and the likes of Nathan Bishop still a way off first team football.

De Gea’s future is unclear, with his current deal expiring at the end of this season and United keen to reduce his £375,000-a-week wages next time around.

If a deal isn’t agreed, the club will move for a first choice goalkeeper, with it unlikely Henderson will be backed to step up.

United scout Tommy Moller Nielsen also watched Sweden international Leopold Wahlstedt keep a clean sheet for Odds Bk against Rosenborg on Sunday.

Leeds United were also looking at the 23-year-old.


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