Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has once again emerged as a transfer target for Real Madrid, with the Red Devils bracing themselves for a £70million summer bid. That’s according to a report in The Sun, claiming Madrid are desperate to sign the star.
United star De Gea was previously linked with a move to the Bernabeu back in 2015.
Madrid were desperate to sign the goalkeeper and agreed a £29m deal – including Keylor Navas going the other way.
But a dodgy fax machine thwarted the deal, and De Gea stayed put.
Madrid would later buy Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois, but now it appears they are ready to reignite their interest in the Spaniard.
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The Sun reports that Madrid will offer up £70m in attempt to finally sign the 29-year-old.
Earlier this week, the same publication reported that United were exploring the possibility of selling De Gea in the summer and promoting Dean Henderson to the number one spot.
Therefore, it is possible that they could look to offload the goalkeeper who made headlines for all the wrong reasons after costing United two points against Everton last weekend.
De Gea attempted to clear the ball from the back, but the ball slammed straight into Dominic Calvert-Lewin and back into the empty net.
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That was the seventh mistake leading to a goal he has made so far this season, and questions have been asked about whether it is time for Henderson to step up.
The youngster has been on loan at Sheffield United for the past season-and-a-half, and has been incredibly impressive.
De Gea only signed a new contract in September, however, meaning a move could be difficult.
The Spaniard inked a new contract taking him through to 2023 – with a player option for another year.
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Meanwhile, Madrid continue to be linked with a move to sign De Gea’s team-mate Paul Pogba.
And former United ace Rio Ferdinand believes the club needs to make a decision on whether to keep the Frenchman or get rid.
“I think that is a conversation that needs to be happening with Manchester United and Paul Pogba,” Ferdinand said.
“Once that is ironed out, as to, does he want to stay? Does he want to go? Does Ollie want to keep him? Once that is ironed out, you can build your team.
“He was the person brought in to build around, that has not materialised at this point.”
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