Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps could still commit her future to the WSL club beyond the end of her contract this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper claims that the England international is “open to staying” with the Red Devils despite interest from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.
United have already decided that they won’t consider offers for Earps during the January transfer window, despite the fact that her current deal expires at the end of June.
Due to her contract situation, though, the 30-year-old can speak to foreign clubs about signing on a free transfer, which does give PSG a head start over rivals Arsenal in negotiations.
Are United still in talks with Earps over an extension?
It is believed that discussions are ongoing with the keeper but she has recently switched agents which is unlikely to help in terms of getting a deal in place.
A change in representatives is generally associated with a player seeking to move clubs but Earps seems to be hedging her bets at the moment.
United have already signed a potential replacement
Marc Skinner’s side have not taken any chances when it comes to losing Earps. After seeing both Ona Batlle and Alessia Russo leave on free transfers last summer, they don’t want to be left in the lurch again.
United paid $160,000 to bring in Phallon Tullis-Joyce from OL Reign back in September. She has made just 3 appearances in the Conti Cup so far but she is clearly being lined up as Earps’ successor if the BBC Sports Personality of the Year does decide to part ways with the club at the end of the season. For the time being, all avenues have been left open but Earps’ future remains in the balance.