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Man United in ‘transfer talks’ to sign international free agent as replacement for Real Madrid transfer target

Manchester United have made Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero a summer target and are in talks to sign the player.

According to the Metro, the Red Devils have targeted Romero as a potential replacement for David De Gea and, buoyed by the fact that the 28-year-old is a free agent, are plotting a move to bring him to Old Trafford.

United’s currently incumbent between the sticks, 24-year-old De Gea, has been heavily linked with a summer move to Real Madrid. Following the Merengues’ decision to offload long-serving stopper Iker Casillas [The Guardian], they find themselves without a Number One and may well look to intensify their attempts to bring the Spaniard to the Bernabeu [Daily Star].

Should De Gea depart, United will be in desperate need of a replacement, particularly with Victor Valdes linked with a move to Turkey [Eurosport].

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Romero, who was released by cash-strapped Sampdoria at the end of the Serie A campaign, may prove to be an ideal option for Louis van Gaal, having worked with the coach during his time at AZ Alkmaar.

Beyond Romero, the club have also been linked with moves to sign Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur [Metro], Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen [talkSPORT], and Fernando Muslera of Galatasaray [Metro], all of whom may prove to be able replacements for De Gea.

As well as Sampdoria and AZ, Romero has featured for Racing Club in his homeland and on loan at AS Monaco.

He won the Eredivisie title with the Alkmaar side in 2009, and was present as Argentina won the silver medal at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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