Juventus ‘play waiting game’ for David De Gea

Italian champions Juventus have a long-term plan to land Manchester United goalkeeper and Spain international David De Gea, say reports.

The Times say United boss Jose Mourinho is worried that the shot-stopper will leave for the Bianconeri on a free transfer when his deal at Old Trafford expires.

The 27-year-old’s current deal in England expires in June 2019, although the Red Devils have an option to extend that by a further year.

“De Gea played against his future club on Tuesday,” the report cites as a United source as telling them.

“Juve are an expert in intelligent deals. If United don’t sell him in the summer, Juventus will wait until the end of his contract.”

De Gea – who faced Juve on Tuesday night – has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid but these rumours have died down following the summer move for Thibaut Courtois.

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