MANCHESTER UNITED have been left in a goalkeeping limbo with a fortnight to go before their first pre-season game.
David de Gea looks poised to depart after declining a deal on lower pay[/caption]
Tom Heaton could begin pre-season between the sticks as Man Utd battle to resolve the futures of top two keepers De Gea and Dean Henderson[/caption]
David de Gea has refused to sign on reduced terms with his contract up this week.
The Spanish keeper, 32, had previously been the highest paid player at £375,000 but the club wanted to reduce that to £200,000 on a new one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.
De Gea verbally agreed but nothing was signed on either side and the club went cold.
Negotiations are said to be continuing but it is looking increasingly likely he will leave as a free agent after 12 years at Old Trafford.
But without either, 37-year-old Tom Heaton is left as United’s senior goalkeeper.
Ten Hag coached Onana, 27, at Ajax and knows his ability at playing out from the back which is crucial to the Dutch coach.
Inter director Piero Ausilio is in contact with United about a possible deal.
Old Trafford boss Erik ten Hag has a dilemma over the goalkeeper role[/caption]