Man Utd plan £15M bid for Stoke keeper Begovic

Manchester United are ready to press on with a deal for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Manchester United are ready to press on with a deal for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The Telegraph says the Potters are ready to demand £15 million for Begovic as they prepare for a summer scramble to sign the Bosnia international.

Begovic has emerged as a target for Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea and his sale could break the British transfer record for a goalkeeper, with Stoke City confident of pushing the asking price closer towards £20 million in the event of an auction.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson rates David De Gea but acknowledges he has flaws in his game which will take experience to eradicate and is considering a move for Begovic, who will be 26 by the start of next season. Anders Lindegaard is also set to leave United at the end of the campaign.

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