Despite the ongoing speculation that Real Madrid are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper, it’s far from certain that Zinedine Zidane will dispense with Keylor Navas’ services at the end of the season.
Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris have both been rumoured as potential replacements.
However, as always, David de Gea’s name is never far from this story.
The Spain international has won Manchester United’s Player of the Year award three years in a row, which in all honesty says an awful lot about how the rest of the team’s been playing since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
Regardless, that makes the stopper absolutely vital to Jose Mourinho’s plans.
United would also be reluctant to sell to Los Blancos because they have a somewhat awkward recent history.
The La Liga leaders have taken Ruud van Nistelrooy, David Beckham, and Cristiano Ronaldo off them over the last ten years or so, and they didn’t exactly conduct themselves well the last time they tried to sign De Gea.
Even so, OK Diario report that United would be willing to sell if Madrid were to offer upwards of 70million euros. That would at least fund most of their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, who is set to cost around £85.5million, in line with his Atletico Madrid release clause.