Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has urged the Red Devils to give up on their pursuit of Ajax keeper Jasper Cillessen and instead step up their interest in Tottenham's Hugo Lloris to take over from David de Gea should he leave.
De Gea has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, but the Mirror reports that the two clubs are involved in a stand-off over a fee, with Madrid unwilling to pay more than €30m (£21m, $33m), while United are insisting that there can be no possible compromise over their valuation.
The transfer saga has led to a lot of rumours regarding United's next signing, with Louis van Gaal confirming that they need to replace the Spaniard if he has to leave this summer. Cillessen has been touted as the man to take over the position between the poles for United, having previously worked with Van Gaal in the World Cup.
However, the keeper has rubbished any rumours regarding impending talks with the 20-time English champions, stating that it has been a long time since he has talked with Van Gaal over his future. Bosnich, speaking with talkSPORT believes that it is best that United stay out of this transfer and instead invest the money in signing Lloris, who would be a much better acquisition in the long run.
"I'm not 100 per cent certain about him [Cillessen]. I think he did OK at the World Cup [for Holland], but he's not one who stands out in terms of being dominant," Bosnich said.
"The English Premier League is definitely the most physically demanding in the world and it takes foreign players quite a while to adjust to that.
"We saw during [David] De Gea's first season, it was a bit of a struggle. Lloris knows the Premier League inside out and he's had success," he added.
Sergio Romero is currently holding his place in the first eleven, after Van Gaal decided to give De Gea and Victor Valdes a rest in anticipation of transfer talks over their future.