MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly wished to signal Asmir Begovic from Everton in a shock switch.
That’s as Erik ten Hag desperately searches for a brand new No2 earlier than deadline day.
Man Utd need to signal Everton’s Asmir Begovic as their new No2Getty
United have simply Tom Heaton as back-up for David de Gea after Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on mortgage.
Veteran stopper Lee Grant additionally retired this summer season.
United have been linked with a big-money move for Leeds’ Illan Meslier.
And they’re additionally protecting tabs on Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
However the Telegraph claims Begovic, 35, tops Ten Hag’s checklist this month.
The previous Bosnia worldwide is among the Premier League’s most skilled goalies, having spent virtually his complete profession in English soccer.
Begovic’s abilities actually got here to gentle throughout six years at Stoke Metropolis.
And a two-year spell at Chelsea noticed him win the Premier League title underneath Antonio Conte in 2017.
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Begovic. who additionally had spells at Bournemouth and AC Milan, is now taking part in second fiddle at Everton.
He has a yr remaining on his Goodison Park contract.
And United are making ready to make their transfer as Begovic additionally counts as a homegrown participant underneath league and European registration guidelines.
Nonetheless, Everton is not going to give Begovic up with out a combat.
Frank Lampard is a giant fan of the goalie and hopes to influence him to remain put.
Everton would additionally have to discover a substitute first earlier than giving United the inexperienced gentle.
However with 398 profession appearances to his identify, and an extra 63 worldwide caps as well, Begovic is the stopper Ten Hag wishes as a part of his Pink Devils revolution.