Manchester United keen on Oblak as De Gea replacement in summer

Asked if Higuain would stay at Stamford Bridge, Sarri replied: "In theory, yes".

De Gea has failed to emulate the kind of form that saw him claim the most clean sheets last season (18) and has fallen well short by his standards, making just seven from his 36 Premier League matches this term.

Speaking after the game to the club's official website, United manager Solskjaer gave an update on the Ivory Coast international's condition: "He will need a scan tomorrow but I don't think it is the worst knee injury you can have".

Earlier in April, Higuain said it was his "intention" to remain with Chelsea next term.

Were United to miss out on Champions League qualification this season, as they sit sixth in the Premier League table, then interest may be stepped up. "I remember Suarez at Liverpool in [his] first season only scored three goals, then 16, then 24". The West London club has agreed to a £31 million deal with Juventus to sign him on a permanent basis.

According to the Guardian, Romelu said, when asked about his future: "I don't know, I am not here to entertain rumours. I'm not in charge of the market, so I can not answer these questions".

The goal came just before half-time, levelling the scoreboard following Juan Mata's 11th minute opener and very much sucking the wind out of an expectant home fanbase who are now experiencing their sides's worst form in decades and Manchester United's recent slide in results coincides with the poorest form of De Gea's Old Trafford career.

"We are fighting for the top four and in semi-final of the Europa League".

Sarri said: "The card was an orange card - between the yellow and the red card".