Manchester United eye Dominik Livakovic transfer as replacement for David de Gea


Livakovic is a target of United’s (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United are considering Croatian stopper Dominik Livakovic as a potential replacement for David de Gea, according to reports.

Livakovic is the No.1 for Dinamo Zagreb and the Sun claim the 24-year-old was recently watched by a United scout.

Dinamo Zagreb beat Norwegian side Rosenborg in their first leg of their Champions League play-off last week, with Livakovic in goal for the Croatian side.

A Red Devil scout was in attendance to watch Livakovic in action, as United continue to plan for life without De Gea.

The Croatian is a candidate to replace De Gea (Picture: Getty)

The United goalkeeper is yet to sign a new long-term deal, despite the club reportedly giving into his £350,000-a-week wage demands.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on De Gea and the Spain international could still snub a new deal.

That decision would leave De Gea free to speak to foreign clubs in January, as his current contract expires next summer.

Livakovic could cost as much as £20m (Picture: Getty)

Livakovic has already been tracked by Liverpool, who considered the Croatian as their new back-up goalkeeper.

Simon Mignolet’s exit prompted Liverpool’s search for a new stopper, but Dinamo Zagreb wanted up to £20million for Livakovic.

Liverpool signed free agent Adrian instead, while Tottenham too are credited with an interest in Livakovic.

United scouts watched Livakovic in action for Dinamo Zagreb (Picture: Getty)

Dinamo Zagreb can name their price for Livakovic, as the Croatia international is under contract until 2024.

United are still hopeful De Gea will put pen to paper on his new six-year contract, despite the delay.

De Gea, along with the rest of the United squad, will see his wages drop 25 per cent if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League this season.

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