Manchester United will look to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak should David de Gea leave in the summer.
Oblak is reportedly keen on making the switch from the Vicente Calderon Stadium to Old Trafford, with De Gea expected to move on after several seasons of interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to the Mirror.
The Red Devils remain desperate to keep hold of the Spaniard and qualifying for the Champions League through winning the Europa League final next week against Ajax will significantly enhance their chances of convincing De Gea to stay.
United will demand £60m for De Gea and manager Jose Mourinho has identified Oblak as a potential replacement for the Spain international. 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.
However, according to the Sun, back-up goalie Sergio Romero could be in line to become the club's first-choice if De Gea is sold. With De Gea seemingly set to move to Real Madrid, Mourinho has apparently decided that Romero can fill the void left by the former Atletico Madrid man.
The Argentina international could earn a new contract in the coming weeks despite acting as a reserve to De Gea for much if his stay in Manchester. Romero impressed during the 0-0 draw at Southampton, saving Manolo Gabbiadini's penalty, and the 30-year-old said he second guessed his former teammate's effort due to their time together in Italy.
He said: “I played one year with Gabbiadini in Sampdoria in Italy and a lot of training.
“Maybe I have a decision in my head when he took the ball and I say he is shooting in the right and I go there and it is very good for the group and also for me.”