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Victor Valdes contract at Manchester United is due to expire in the summerGetty

Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes is interested in moving to Portuguese leaders Sporting Lisbon once his current loan deal at Standard Liege expires at the end of the season, according to reports in Portugal. They claim the club tried to secure the services of the Barcelona legend during the 2015 summer transfer window and will make a new approach at the end of the season.

The Premier League giants agreed to send the 34-year-old 'keeper on loan to Standard Liege during the January transfer window after he was frozen out by Louis van Gaal during the first part of the campaign, with him training away from the first team after he allegedly refused to play with the Under-21 side last season.

Despite Valdes's current contract at Old Trafford being set to expire at the end of the current season, he still has a chance to return to the Premier League giants as United have an option to prolong the 'keeper's deal for a further season due to a clause in his contract.

But Record claims the Spaniard is actually keen on a move to Sporting Lisbon, with the Portuguese publication claiming manager Jorge Jesus made an approach to secure his signature in the summer of 2015.

The Spanish legend recently said he was delighted about his move to the club placed eighth in the Belgium league because he needed to feel like a footballer again. However, it is unlikely he will stay long term and a move to Sporting Lisbon could be a better fit.

Sporting are at the top of the Portuguese league ahead of Benfica and Porto, where Iker Casillas is plying his trade after he made a similar move from Real Madrid.

Reports in Spain, meanwhile, claimed earlier in February that Pep Guardiola could be also interested in reuniting with Valdes at Manchester City as they enjoyed a strong relationship during their time together at Barcelona.