Man Utd identify £60m target to replace De Gea if Spaniard refuses to extend

Jordan Pickford has been identified as as Manchester United top target to replace David De Gea – should the Spaniard refuse to extend his contract at Old Trafford.

The England No.1 has rapidly emerged as one of the game’s best young goalkeepers for Everton and the Three Lions.

The former Sunderland starlet notably starred at the World Cup in Russia, as Gareth Southgate’s side reached the semi-finals, and has carried that form over to the current season under Marco Silva.

De Gea’s contract at United expires in 2020, but negotiations have failed to advance over a fresh deal.

That has led to United searching for a replacement if the worst happens and De Gea pushes for a move.

The Sun believe United would have to pay £60m to convince the Toffees to sell.

Pickford will star for England in their crunch UEFA Nations League clash vs Croatia and the 24-year-old has called on his side to seize the moment and gain revenge after their World Cup heartache.

“We know we got the draw against them away when there were no fans, so that was a different atmosphere, but I think the crowd will be rooting for us on Sunday and it’ll be a good game,” Pickford said.

“If we win the game, we go through and the rest is history. I think there will be that bit more added pressure but I think that’s what we’re capable of dealing with."

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