Manchester City and Liverpool are also both keen on the shot stopper.
Premier League champions Manchester United are pondering making a move for highly rated Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic at the end of the season in order to provide some much-needed competition for current No 1 David de Gea at Old Trafford going forward, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The Red Devils also considered trying to sign the Bosnia and Herzegovina international in the previous campaign, only for the sudden retirement of former head coach Sir Alex Ferguson to put an end to that possible transfer.
However, it is now understood that the Premier League giants are still interested in signing the shot stopper this summer to replace outgoing back-up keeper Anders Lindegaard, so much so that new manager David Moyes is said to have sent the club’s goalkeeping coach Chris Woods to watch Begovic in action first hand in the Potters’ recent 1-0 win over Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium.
The one major problem though to Moyes being able to lure the Bosnia to the Theatre of Dreams next season remains the 26-year-old’s insistence that he will only leave Stoke for a team prepared to offer him guaranteed first-team football.