Manchester United are looking to bolster their goalkeeping options with the transfer of in-form Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to reports.
Though the Red Devils possess arguably the Premier League’s best stopper in David De Gea, but Butland’s form has made him a target, the Telegraph reports.
Liverpool and Everton are also interested in the England goal keeper, but the Potters are keen to keep hold of the 22 years old. Manchester United’s interest in Butland may be driven out of necessity; reports claim that Spanish giants;
Real Madrid will come with an improved bid to sign Dvid De Gea from United after it was alleged that a clause was included in Degea’s new contract reported to be £35 Million.
So Butland may have been identified as a potential replacement for the Spaniard if he eventually leaves in the summer to join the Spanish giants. Butland would have to fight for his place in the team as Argentina number one goalkeeper is also looking poised to take over from Degea if he eventually leaves the Theatre of Dreams come next summer.
United other goalkeeper is Victor Valdes has been axed from the first team.