Man United preparing £70m for in-demand England international

Manchester United are ready to spend £70 million on Everton star Jordan Pickford if they lose their number one David de Gea at the end of the season.

The 20-times English champions are bracing themselves for the Spaniard’s exit next summer, as the goalkeeper has held off from signing a new deal.

The Red Devils have the option to extend the Paris Saint-Germain target’s contract by 12 months, but they may instead cash in rather than lose him for nothing next summer.

Preparations are already in place for David De Gea’s exit, with Jordan Pickford supposedly top of the Premier League giants wishlist.

The Mirror claims Jose Mourinho’s side are set to make the England number one the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, surpassing the sums paid by Chelsea and Liverpool to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga and Alisson Becker respectively.

The England international, who shone for the country at the World Cup in Russia this summer joined Merseyside club from Sunderland in a £30 million deal last year and signed a new long-term contract in September as Chelsea were circling before they activated Kepa’s release clause.