Wolves eye move for Manchester United keeper Sam Johnstone

HITC Sport understands Wolverhampton Wanderers are eyeing a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the potential deal that Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is a target for Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett is in the market for a new goalkeeper after seeing Tomasz Kuszczak leave Molineux at the end of his short-term deal.

Jackett is short of options in the goalkeeping department, with Aaron McCarey suspended as he awaits a Football Association hearing for failing a drugs test and Carl Ikeme missing periods of last season through injury.

Preston North End are also hoping to land Johnstone after he enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Deepdale last season.

The 22-year-old played a key role in helping Preston to win promotion to the Championship last season as he kept 13 clean sheets in 25 appearances for Simon Grayson's side.

Grayson was keen to re-sign Johnstone on a season-long loan, but Wolves are thought to be trying to sign former England Under-20 international on a permanent basis.

Johnstone, who signed a new deal at Manchester United last January – announced on the club’s official website - has yet to make a first-team appearance at Old Trafford, but has twice been named on the bench for games against Stoke City in the Capital One Cup and West Ham United in the Premier League

Any possible deal for Johnstone is being held up by the possible departure of David de Gea from Old Trafford, with Louis van Gaal keen not to leave himself short of goalkeeping options should the Spaniard move to Real Madrid.

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