MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on Brighton star Robert Sanchez.
The goalkeeper is going to the World Cup with Spain this month.
That’s at the expense of United’s David De Gea and Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga.
And the Mirror claims both Premier League giants are interested in signing Sanchez next summer.
The 24-year-old burst onto the scene two seasons ago under now-Chelsea boss Graham Potter.
Sanchez has since played 79 times for Brighton.
And he is now a regular in Spain’s international set-up, winning his first cap last year.
Old pal Potter remains a huge fan of Sanchez and believes he is ideally suited to his style of possession football.
As for United, they are in more urgent need of a new stopper as doubts remain over De Gea’s future.
The veteran is out of contract next summer, although United have the option to extend his deal for a further year.
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But the Red Devils do not want to continue forking out De Gea’s reported £350,000-a-week salary until 2024.
The Premier League and Europa League winner has reportedly expressed an interest in taking a salary cut.
However, Erik ten Hag could yet opt for a clean break, and Sanchez is seen as a suitable replacement.
He is tied down to Brighton until 2027, and Roberto De Zerbi sees him as a key player.
But it’s understood Sanchez has a £57million release clause, making him a viable option should clubs decide they really want him.