Manchester United keeper on way out with Turkish stopper linked?

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Manchester United boss David Moyes is reportedly lining up a move or Turkish international goalkeeper Onur Kivrak, who currently plays for Trabzonspor.

The 25-year-old shot stopper has impressed alongside former Premier League stars Jose Bosingwa, Didier Zokora and Florent Malouda for the Turkish Super Lig side, and his displays have attracted the interest of the Old Trafford club.

With money to spend in the January transfer window, United will be targeting a number of players and Moyes is now looking to add another goalkeeper in the New Year, and Turkish international Kivrak is supposedly top of Moyes' wishlist. However, their interest in Kivrak will raise question marks over the future of current stoppers David De Gea and backup Anders Lindegaard.

Spaniard De Gea has gradually improved since his 2011 switch from Atletico Madrid, despite a tough start to life in the Premier League, and has now even been linked with a move to Barcelona as the Catalan club draw up a list of potential targets to replace Victor Valdes, who will leave the Camp Nou next summer. Whether De Gea would be open to a move back to Spain remains to be seen, but having started every single league game this season, it's clear that the 23-year-old is a key part of Moyes' plans.

De Gea's grip on the number one jersey may force Denmark international Lindegaard out of the door, with the 29-year-old seeking first team football. His only appearance so far this season was in the Capital One Cup tie against Norwich City, and De Gea doesn't look like he's about to give Lindegaard a chance in the near future.

With the former Aalesund man seeking an exit from Old Trafford, Moyes is now preparing a £5m bid for Kivrak – not only adding a valuable backup goalkeeper, but also giving United an alternative to De Gea should Barcelona choose to bid for him. 

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