Aston Villa and Chelsea given encouragement by Man Utd over Romero transfer

Manchester United are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Sergio Romero this summer, amid interest from the likes of Aston Villa and Chelsea.

David de Gea and Dean Henderson look set to fight it out for the number one spot this season, after Henderson signed a bumper long-term contract on his return from an impressive loan stint with Sheffield United.

As a result, Romero has fallen to third choice and could look for a move away from OId Trafford to secure more regular first team minuted.

According to a report from the Daily Express, United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is open to offers for Romero.

Both Villa and Chelsea have been linked with Romero's services, with Dean Smith's side set to be without their first choice stopper Tom Heaton for at least the first three games of the season as he continues his recovery from a knee ligament injury.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are keen to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks after the Spaniard came under fire for a number of high profile errors last season.

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However, the two clubs are yet to make a firm enquiry for Romero, instead focusing on other targets first.

Villa have made a second bid to sign Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal, while Chelsea look close to signing Edouard Mendy from Rennes.

Reports have claimed that the Mendy deal is close to completion but Villa's bid to sign Martinez is said to hinge on whether the Gunners can sign a replacement.

Brentford's David Raya is reportedly Arsenal's favoured option but the Bees do not want to sell him.

Martinez has been at the Gunners since 2010 and impressed after deputising for an injured Bernd Leno towards the end of last season.

The 28-year-old has waited a long time for his chance and wants to be first choice, meaning he may have to leave the club if Mikel Arteta decides he wants to persist with Leno.

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