Premier League gossip: Manchester United forced into £107m deal, Fekir on Liverpool snub
The future of David De Gea appears to take a new twist with each passing day.
With that in mind, United would be daft not to be looking at the options of replacements if that eventuality comes to pass.
That replacement, even though someone like Jordan Pickford would seemingly fit their policy better, could be none other than Jan Oblak.
Elsewhere a former United playmaker has spoken about his torrid time in England and one man snubbed by Liverpool has spoken about that.
All the latest gossip is below.
United ‘will have to pay more than £100m’ for De Gea’s replacement
There has long been transfer links between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
And amid uncertainty about David de Gea, as United continue to sweat over whether their current No.1 will sign a new contract at Old Trafford, they have again been touted for a possible Oblak transfer.
Spanish outlet AS say that United are prepared to trigger the £107million release clause in Oblak’s contract if De Gea leaves this summer – as he will, if that new deal isn’t signed.
Mkhitaryan opens up on his failed spell at Man Utd
Former Manchester United winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed his spell playing in the Premier League made him ‘fall out of love’ with football.
His troubles continued with a move to Arsenal and his nightmare spell in England was finally ended in the summer when he joined Chris Smalling on loan at Roma.
The 30-year-old welcomed the move as a chance to rediscover his love for the game.
Nabil Fekir has hit back at suggestions he didn’t join Liverpool because of a knee problem.
Fekir, 26, was heading for Anfield from Lyon in the summer of 2018 in a stunning £53m deal.
But the move fell through at the 11th hour after concerns from the European champions over a long-standing knee problem.
France international Fekir got his move away from Lyon this summer, joining La Liga side Real Betis.
But there remains plenty of questions over exactly why his transfer to Anfield did not go through.
“Lots of lies were told and they affected me,” Fekir told L’Equipe.
“Especially those told about my family. It hurt them and me. Especially when you know that’s what being told is false.
“What was said is not the truth. My knee is good – I had a quick medical check at Clairefontaine (France’s national training base) – my knee wasn’t even mentioned.
“But the worst thing is the idea that people could suggest that it’s because of my family that the transfer didn’t happen. It’s a lie. But you have to live with it.”