Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to sign Stoke’s Asmir Begovic as a potential replacement for David De Gea.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) July 6, 2015
The 28-year-old goalkeeper is believed to leave the Potters and he has been tipped to make a move to Chelsea this summer, with Mourinho already having a £6million bid rejected.
The west Londoners want the highly-rated Begovic to replace Petr Cech as Thibaut Courtois’ back-up at Stamford Bridge, but the recent report from the Mirror claim,
Manchester United are now considering hijacking Blues’ move for the Bosnia international. United’s current first-choice keeper De Gea is tipped to be closing in on a move to Real Madrid this summer and the Red Devils would get £20million from any potential deal, should that happen – Louis van Gaal will likely to launch an offer for Begovic, who is thought to be available for £10m with his contract running down.
Begovic joined Stoke in 2009 and has made 172 appearances, missed just nine Premier League games over the last three seasons.
Meanwhile Chelsea are likely to snap £8m Begovic signing despite interest from rivals Manchester United, according to Express.
Premier League champions have reportedly agreed terms on a four-year contract worth £75,000-a-week for the Bosnian keeper, who will be seen as the new back-up to Thibaut Courtois.