Jasper Cillessen’s future could be away from Barcelona and Correio da Manhà in Portugal earlier claimed Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira will meet the club to close the goalkeeper’s transfer.
Mundo Deportivo now denies any meeting is scheduled between the two clubs for the Netherlands international, and states Barca are unwilling to take payments in installments for the 30-year-old.
Apart from the Eagles, the report goes on to explain Manchester United have entered the fray for the stopper.
It’s claimed the Red Devils have ‘already shown interest’ in him and would be ‘pushing hard’ for the Dutchman’s transfer.
In addition to this, the 20-time English champions would not have any trouble in paying his asking price because they ‘will have cash’, and ‘talks are on the table’ for Cillessen.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the services of David de Gea and Sergio Romero as the two first choice keepers at the club.
The Spain international’s contract at Old Trafford runs down in 2020 and Manchester United are still trying to persuade De Gea to sign an extension, while he’s demanding a better wages to commit his future to the club.
Should Manchester United decide to cash in on De Gea in the summer, then it’s believed it makes sense for them to make an approach for Cillessen.
Otherwise, this could be Barca using the Premier League club to put pressure on Benfica to step up their efforts in signing their player.