Report: Manchester United aiming to block Victor Valdes' potential Liverpool deal

Manchester United are attempting to block Victor Valdes' move to Liverpool.

According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United are willing to let Victor Valdes leave - but not in order to sign for rivals Liverpool.

Valdes, 33, joined United on a free transfer back in January having been a free agent for six months, with the goalkeeper leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2014.

After a long-term injury, Valdes built his fitness back up at Old Trafford, and under his former Barcelona boss Louis van Gaal, it appeared that the World Cup winner would serve as solid cover for David De Gea.

However, Valdes has become an outcast at United having fallen out with Van Gaal, and a departure this season looks like a foregone conclusion.

However, The Mirror report that whilst United will let Valdes leave on a free transfer, they don't want to let him sign for a Premier League rival such as Liverpool.

The Reds continue to persist with Simon Mignolet in goal, but the Belgian hasn't been impressive once again this season, prompting some fans to ask for a more experienced shot stopper.

It's stated that Liverpool have discussed interest in Valdes, but United will only release him if he doesn't sign for another Premier League club, with the Red Devils trying to avoid strengthening their top four rivals.

A move back to Spain may be realistic for Valdes, with United trying to block any possibility of an Anfield switch, such is the rivalry between the two clubs.

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