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French & Marseille goalkeeper, Steve Mandanda
French and Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda has revealed his ‘dream’ is to play in the Premier League, and has hinted at the possibility of replacing Edwin Van Der Sar at United. Mandanda, 25, is currently in close competition with Lyon stopper Hugo Lloris to become the French keeper for the World Cup, while VDS looks set to retire next year…  

Van Der Sar, already retired as Holland’s International keeper, is going to hang-up his boots at the end of next season, according to sources close to the 39-year-old – whose contract expires in a years time. Sir Alex has reportedly been on a hunt for suitable replacements, already ruling-out Tomasz Kuszczak and Ben Foster.

With tons of names on the transfer rumours list, Mandanda is one of the few keepers that is very keen on a move to Old Trafford. Mandanda has played for Olympique De Marseille (currently top of Ligue 1, by 5 points) for three years, after joining from La Havre – but still has another season on his contract. Mandanda was between the posts for France in Euro 2008, and also bagged French goalkeeper of the year in 2008.

“Naturally I should be staying in Marseille next season but you never know,” he told French media. “I’ve not had any contact with any club but they all know my dream is to play in the Premier League. I’ve heard Manchester United are looking for a goalkeeper. My name isn’t on their list, but you never know !”

30-year-old Roma goalie, Alexander Doni, has also been linked with The Reds – as have Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur…  



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