Man Utd and Chelsea on alert as David Raya rejects new contract from Brentford and is available on free transfer in 2024

    BRENTFORD keeper David Raya has reportedly rejected a new contract offer amid interest from Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham.

    The Spanish shot-stopper, 27, will become a free agent at the end of the 2023/24 season if he does not sign a new deal with the Bees.

    David Raya has been sensational for Brentford since joining the club in 2019

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    David Raya has been sensational for Brentford since joining the club in 2019Credit: Getty

    Thomas Frank‘s men are keen to tie him down but are yet to satisfy the former Blackburn man.

    And according to journalist Alvaro de Grado, the latest news coming out of the Gtech Community Stadium is that he has declined Brentford‘s latest proposal.

    It leaves the club in a difficult situation when it comes to Raya‘s future.

    He will enter the final 12 months of his existing contract this summer, meaning Brentford may well opt to cash in on him while they can.

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    But if the Premier League outfit opt to keep him for another year, he will become a sought-after free agent once his deal expires.

    Among those monitoring his situation are Man Utd, Chelsea and Spurs.

    The Red Devils are looking for a future replacement for David de Gea, while Tottenham are doing the same with the ageing Hugo Lloris.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea are continuing to flip-flop between Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy, but could yet sign another keeper altogether.

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    Raya joined Brentford from Blackburn for £3million back in 2019.

    He has gone on to play 143 games for the club, conceding 144 goals and keeping 49 clean sheets.

    He was a stalwart of Frank’s side when they achieved promotion to the Premier League in 2021.

    And his superb form at club level saw him earn a first Spain cap back in March 2022.

    Raya went to the World Cup but did not play as Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon was Luis Enrique’s first choice in between the sticks.

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