MANCHESTER UNITED target Jasper Cillessen has left Barcelona for Valencia in a £31million deal.
The Holland keeper, 30, was on United’s radar in case David De Gea declines a huge new contract offer.
But after three years as understudy to Germany star Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Cillessen has opted to join Barca‘s La Liga rivals.
Valencia announced Cillessen’s arrival on Twitter as a major boost in their efforts to at least match this season’s fourth-placed finish, which bagged them a Champions League spot.
United have also been linked with AC Milan’s Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
But Italian outlet Tuttosport suggest the 20-year-old’s price tag of around £50m would be too much for Old Trafford chiefs.
United, though, are more confident that Spaniard De Gea, 28, will stay after his contract runs out next summer.
SunSport reported last week United are ready to offer the ex-Atletico star a five-year deal worth up to £350k a week.
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But Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now more focused on changes further forward as he looks to bring in at least four top-notch signings.
And his budget would increase dramatically if unsettled 26-year-olds Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku depart.
Real Madrid and Juventus are open admirers of French World Cup-winning midfielder Pogba, while Inter Milan are favourites to sign Belgium striker Lukaku.