It seems transfer rumours and David de Gea’s fine form go hand in hand, and it’s been no different this season.
The usual reports linking the Spain international with Real Madrid have resurfaced, but it seems it’s not just the La Liga giants who Manchester United could have to ward off this summer.
The Sun have it that as Juventus look to replace the legendary Gianluigi Buffon, they could turn to the more experienced De Gea as opposed to AC Milan’s 17-year-old ‘keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Donnarumma’s contract at the San Siro expires in 2018, but as Buffon is now 39, the Bianconeri could do with a new stopper sooner than that.
The Milan youngster may want to follow in the footsteps of his idol in Turin, but as far as Juve are concerned, De Gea would be an equally good option, albeit a much more expensive one.
As always seems to be the way in European football’s top deals nowadays, agent Mino Raiola could have a big impact on where the player ends up.
While he is representing Donnarumma, it was Juve who paid Raiola’s fee in the Paul Pogba deal, and that could mean that he favours the Old Lady in future dealings.
In that scenario, it could be Donnarumma who moves to United, with De Gea heading to Juve – all very confusing, isn’t it?