MANCHESTER UNITED are eyeing a shock swoop for Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, according to reports.

Erik ten Hag is looking to make up to five new signings this summer in a bid to get the Red Devils competing for silverware again.

Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Watford stopper Daniel Bachmann

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Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Watford stopper Daniel BachmannCredit: Getty

A backup to David De Gea is on Ten Hag’s shopping list, with Dean Henderson closing in on a switch to Nottingham Forest.

And United are considering a move for Austrian stopper Bachmann, according to GOAL.

The 27-year-old played 13 times for Watford last season, and largely played second fiddle to Ben Foster between the sticks at Vicarage Road.

It’s claimed a deal worth £4million would be enough to seal a swoop for Bachmann.

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Bachmann is understood to believe he can establish himself as Ten Hag’s cup goalkeeper.

If Henderson does complete a move to newly-promoted Nottingham Forest, De Gea and Tom Heaton would be left as the only first-team keepers at the club.

But Austrian international Bachmann has been identified as a possible target to provide cover for De Gea.

SunSport exclusively revealed United are closing in on making Ajax winger Antony their first signing of the summer.

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United officials flew to Amsterdam earlier in the week to discuss a £40m move.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are also understood to be in contact with Barcelona regarding a deal for Frenkie de Jong.

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the two clubs will continue their negotiations to see if an agreement can be struck.

The Spanish giants are refusing to budge on their £74million valuation of the midfielder.

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