Manchester United have reportedly beaten their ‘noisy neighbours’ Manchester City in the race to sign Kasper Schmeichel, goalkeeper of Leicester City.
The Dane is deemed one of the best stoppers in England after helping the Foxes to a shock Premier League title last season and a Champions League quarter-final run this term.
According to Sky Sports News, Schmeichel has left his long-term representatives, Triple S Management, to join Italian agent Luca Bascherini, who enjoys excellent relations at Old Trafford.
With David de Gea rumoured to be on his way to Real Madrid in the summer, numerous sources suggest that the Red Devils are eager to bring in the tried-and-tested 30-year-old as a replacement.
Schmeichel, whose father Peter is a Man United legend and also played for the Citizens, has a contract at the King Power Stadium until June 2021.