According to the Mirror, Manchester United are willing to accept no less than £35 million for David de Gea, who looks likely to leave Old Trafford this summer.
Real Madrid are the favourites to sign the Spanish shot-stopper, with the La Liga giants eager to wrap up a deal before they embark on their pre-season tour in Melbourne on 18th July. However, reports suggest that the club are readying a formal bid of between £22-25million, £10 million below the Red Devils’ asking price.
De Gea emerged as the standout performer for Manchester United this term and without him they probably would have struggled to achieve a top four finish. However, after refusing to commit himself to a new deal at the club, it seems inevitable that he will leave should Madrid come calling.
Should he do so, Louis van Gaal will be tasked with finding a suitable replacement. Although the club have former Barcelona and Spain keeper Victor Valdes, they are looking at brining in another keeper, with Hugo Lloris and Asmir Begovic reportedly among the keepers on their shortlist.