Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is reportedly ‘seething’ with the club’s board for not allowing him to leave and has demanded to be moved on before tonight’s 11pm transfer deadline.
Romero has not played one minute this season after falling down to third in the pecking order at Old Trafford.
The 33-year-old has provided brilliant back-up for David De Gea over the last few years but Dean Henderson has since returned from his loan spell with Sheffield United and is now second choice.
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De Gea and Henderson are battling for the No 1 jersey which has left Romero out of the match day squad.
Everton, Leeds and Aston Villa have all been linked with a move for the Argentina international, who started in goal during the 2014 World Cup final.
However, the Daily Star says United are demanding a £10m fee which is blocking any potential exit.
Romero is said to be annoyed at the situation and is ‘desperate’ to leave before the window slams shut.
Villa cast their eye over the ex-AZ Alkmaar and Sampdoria shot stopper but instead opted for Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal.
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Leeds have taken a step back from their keeper pursuit because youngster Illan Meslier has impressed in his first four Premier League matches.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti does want somebody to challenge Jordan Pickford for a starting spot at Goodison Park but he is only shopping in the loan market.
The Toffees are also considering a swoop for Tottenham’s Paulo Gazzaniga.
But former Premier League striker Darren Bent thinks Romero would be a good fit for the Merseyside club.
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“He’s never really let United down, he’s always been a pretty good goalkeeper,” he told Football Insider.
“I can understand why Everton would like him. We’ve seen the resurgence of No 2s. Maybe he’s thinking ‘you know what, I’m good enough to be a No 1.’
“We’ve seen it with Martinez at Arsenal going to Villa and making an instant impression there. I can see Romero going there and pushing Pickford.”
Meanwhile, United are set to announce two incoming transfers today as Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles have agreed to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
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