Man Utd tipped to seal Edouard Mendy transfer as replacement for David De Gea from Chelsea as he holds contract talks | The Sun

LOUIS SAHA has claimed signing Edouard Mendy "would make perfect sense" for Manchester United if David De Gea doesn't sign a new Old Trafford deal.

Spanish stopper De Gea, 32, is out of contract at the end of the season.

He is reportedly facing a huge pay-cut to his current £375,000-a-week deal in order to stay at the club.

Although De Gea himself recently claimed he wants to finish his career at Old Trafford amid reports of contract talks.

But Saha, 44, who spent four years at United, has urged the Red Devils to "take a punt" on Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy if De Gea does leave.

The Stamford Bridge goalie, 30, has fallen out of favour to Kepa Arrizabalaga in recent months.

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Saha told Football Odds and Betting: "Man United should take a punt on Edouard Mendy if De Gea leaves.

"De Gea is still right at the top level, but of course making mistakes like he did against Everton is never good.

"Over the years, De Gea has done tremendous performances to save the team and he deserves the time and credit for that.

"If De Gea doesn’t sign a new contract then a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy would make perfect sense.

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"He has been one of the best goalkeepers in the world the last few years and I’m not sure what happened."

United do have the option to extend De Gea's deal by a further year, but are alleged to have opted against triggering the clause.

Mendy meanwhile recently snubbed a six-year contract offer from Chelsea.

SunSport exclusively revealed that Mendy turned down the deal because he believed the Blues didn't show him enough "respect" over wages.

Mendy earns around £100,000 a week and wants parity with his Blues rival Kepa who picks up almost twice that.

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