A Manchester United deal for Victor Valdes may be edging closer.
The Red Devils are reported to be considering a major shake-up of their goalkeeping situation, by opening the door to allow Ben Amos and Ander Lindegaard to leave the club.
The Mail report both are free to find new clubs, sitting behind David de Gea in the pecking order.
Such a decision to allow important back-up to pursue alternatives adds weight to speculation United are ready to offer Valdes a permanent deal.
The Champions League winner has been training with United for the past three months as he steps up a return from a serious knee injury.
He is still officially a free agent, but the Red Devils are clearly in pole position to sign the Spaniard.
'Coincidentally', Valdes began following Manchester United's official Twitter feed on Tuesday night for the very first time.
Louis van Gaal is likely to have been giving serious thought to offering the former Barcelona star a new deal, and freeing up squad space is a logical first step to allow him to do so.