Manchester United are reportedly planning an £8 million summer move for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, with the future of their current first-choice shotstopper David De Gea filled with uncertainty.
De Gea, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2016, has been excellent for the Red Devils this season, and United are keen to offer him a new contract.
However, the Spanish shotstopper is yet to make up his mind on whether he wants to stay or go, despite United reportedly ready to make him the highest paid goalkeeper by offering him new mega deal worth £200,000-a-week.
De Gea is believed to be in a dilemma, due to Real Madrid reportedly making him their priority signing this summer, with the La Liga giants identifying the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper as the right man to replace their ageing Iker Casillas.
Returning back to Madrid (his home town) to join one of the biggest clubs in the world would indeed be very tempting for De Gea, although the 24-year-old has reportedly settled well in England.
However, Manchester United are reportedly not ready to wait quietly until the Spaniard makes his decision, as they are already looking at possible alternatives to replace him this summer.
Louis Van Gaal has looked at Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris, but Spurs have reportedly warned United that they will only sell the Frenchman if the Red Devils meet their asking price of £30 million.
Manchester United are reportedly reluctant to pay £30 million for the 28-year-old goalkeeper, as chief executive Ed Woodward feels the Frenchman's true value is only around £20 million.
As a result, United have again starting looking at other alternatives, and according to the Daily Star, they are now interested in Stoke City's Begovic.
Although the 27-year-old is not currently pegged alongside the best goalkeepers in the world, he has been very consistent in the English Premier League since his arrival at the Britannia stadium from Portsmouth in the summer of 2010.
Begovic, whose current deal with the Potters expires in 2016, has failed to agree on a new contract, and due to this reason Stoke boss Mark Hughes is reportedly willing to let him leave for around £8 million this summer, rather than see him go on a free transfer in the next.