Man Utd keeping tabs on Napoli keeper Alex Meret as they plot transfer in case De Gea or Dean Henderson quit

MANCHESTER UNITED are keeping tabs on Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret in case David De Gea or Dean Henderson quit the club.

Old Trafford chiefs are looking to replace blunder-prone De Gea this summer.

The Spanish legend made a number of appalling errors in 2020 with his form diving off a cliff since being handed a bumper new contract last September.

The worrying dip in form saw Dean Henderson – who spent 2019-20 on loan at Sheffield United – linked with a return to take over the No1 spot.

But, English stopper Henderson – nominated for the Premier League Young Player of the Season award – has demanded a first-team spot or a move to Chelsea.

The Blues have a long list of stoppers themselves as they aim to replace gaffe-happy Kepa Arrizabalaga, with Henderson very much in the mix.

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With their goalkeepers' futures up in the air, Man Utd have target Napoli stopper Meret, 23, as their potential new No1, according to ESPN.

The report claims De Gea is set to remain as United's first-choice goalkeeper, in an ideal scenario for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

That would see Henderson shipped out on yet another loan deal – which could anger the Englishman.

Sergio Romero will continue his long spell as United's cup goalkeeper.

And Meret is the man Solskjaer will turn to if any of those three choose to leave.

The Italian has been capped at every international level from under-16 to full senior star.

Meret made his Italy debut in November 2019, coming off the bench in the 9-1 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Armenia.

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