Mourinho aims to keep de Gea, set to re-sign Keane

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ESPN state the Slovenian shot-stopper is Jose Mourinho's priority replacement for De Gea, should the latter attempt to push through a summer move to Real Madrid.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly plans to promote Sergio Romero to number one goalkeeper next season if David de Gea ends up making the transfer to Real Madrid.

The Argentine global has impressed manager Jose Mourinho this season as a more than able deputy to De Gea - so much so that he is set to earn a new contract in the coming weeks. "Sunderland have been relegated but he has been the star for them". The 24-year-old has a mammoth £85m buyout clause in his contract but United are hopeful of negotiating the price to a more manageable level.

A possible compromise, however, could be a part-exchange deal, with Diego Simeone's men needing a new keeper if Oblak was to leave and also seeking a top-class striker.

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Mourinho has made grandiose claims that the Europa League is the most important trophy in Manchester United's history.

It's suggested that the 23-year-old is a prime candidate along with Oblak to fill De Gea's shoes once he leaves, although the Red Devils could face competition from Manchester City for his signature this summer.

It is by no means unthinkable, however, that Zidane and Florentino Perez could cut out the middle man and move directly for Oblak should negotiations with the English club prove as hard as they have done previously.

In recent weeks it has nearly seemed as when, and not if, the player will move back to the Spanish capital.