Date: 17th June 2023 at 8:03am
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Manchester United look set for a busy summer transfer window with several players being linked with moves to and from Old Trafford. 

Erik ten Hag enjoyed a successful first season in charge of the club, guiding the Red Devils to a third-placed finish in the Premier League table as well as winning the Carabao Cup.

The Dutchman will undoubtedly be keen to bolster his squad before the start of the new season, though, and it now appears that United could be hoping to beat rivals Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of a Premier League star.

As per Football Insider, the Manchester outfit are hoping to hijack Spurs’ pursuit of Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.

The report claims that those in charge of the Red Devils are admirers of Raya and believe he could be a suitable successor to long-term first choice ‘keeper David de Gea.

Spain international De Gea has spent more than a decade at Old Trafford and has been United’s first choice ‘keeper for the majority of his time with the club, but his current contract is set to expire at the end of this month and his future is therefore uncertain.

Raya looks increasingly likely to leave Brentford this summer

In total, the Spaniard has made 545 appearances for United across all competitions, but he has been criticised for a number of mistakes in recent seasons.

The report claims that talks over an extension to De Gea’s contract have reached an impasse, while the Spanish ‘keeper has also attracted interest from Saudi Arabian clubs.

Raya, meanwhile, has been in sensational form for the Bees since their promotion to the top flight two years ago, and is attracting interest from elsewhere.

The fellow Spaniard is out of contract next summer, which leaves Brentford with a tricky decision to make as they could lose him for free next year if they don’t sell him during the current window.

It is also claimed that Spurs have already agreed personal terms with Raya, but are yet to reach an agreement with Brentford.

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