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Chelsea Could Anger Man Utd Fans With Strategic Signing After contract Decision Made

Chelsea may be preparing to strike a blow to Manchester United fans as they eye the potential signing of David de Gea following Mason Mount’s recent £60 million move.

With Mauricio Pochettino now at the helm, many Blues supporters believe that acquiring a new goalkeeper should be a priority in this transfer window.

David de Gea recently announced his departure from Manchester United as a free agent, bringing an end to his 12-year stint as the club’s number-one goalkeeper.

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The 32-year-old reportedly engaged in negotiations over several months but was not formally offered a contract extension before his existing deal expired on June 30.

READ ALSO: Ten Hag’s Chopping Block: £95m Duo Faces Axe in Ambitious Man United Clear-Out

De Gea has now become the latest victim of Erik ten Hag’s decision-making at Old Trafford, joining the ranks of Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire.

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Manchester United is expected to complete the signing of Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana as De Gea’s replacement next week.

Interestingly, Chelsea’s withdrawal from the race to sign the 27-year-old earlier this summer left many fans puzzled, considering Pochettino’s current goalkeeping options.

Edouard Mendy has left Chelsea to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli, leaving the club with a void to fill in the goalkeeping department.

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This situation has left Kepa Arrizabalaga as Pochettino’s current number one choice, with Marcus Bettinelli and Gabriel Slonina as backup options.

READ ALSO: Mason Mount’s Conversation with his Dad Inside Man Utd Changing Room Angers Chelsea Fans

However, Kepa has struggled to impress since Chelsea made him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in a £72 million deal back in 2018.

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Missing out on signing Onana to Manchester United, given Inter’s willingness to let him leave, has only added to the frustration among Chelsea fans.

With De Gea now available on a free transfer, Pochettino could potentially try to tempt the Spanish goalkeeper to remain in the Premier League.

Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s owner, has shown a willingness to hand out lucrative contracts since taking charge, making it likely that the club could meet De Gea’s financial demands.

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If Chelsea were to succeed in luring De Gea to Stamford Bridge, it would undoubtedly leave a bitter taste for Manchester United fans, especially after the recent capture of Mason Mount.

READ ALSO: Transfer News: Mauricio Pochettino Next 4 Key Signings For Chelsea Revealed

United supporters have been vocal in celebrating Mount’s transfer from under Chelsea’s noses. Moreover, there may be a part of De Gea that is keen to prove Ten Hag and Manchester United wrong for allowing him to depart so easily.

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As the transfer window progresses, it remains to be seen whether Chelsea will make a move for De Gea or if Manchester United will find a suitable replacement for their long-serving goalkeeper.

Nonetheless, the potential transfer saga adds an intriguing twist to the rivalry between the two Premier League clubs and leaves fans eagerly awaiting further developments.

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