Real Madrid are reportedly considering stumping up the £52m required to meet David De Gea’s Manchester United contract release clause, according to Marca.
The La Liga giants, who currently sit top of the Spanish top-flight, two points ahead of FC Barcelona in the standings after their opening 11 league games, have been continually linked with a move for the Spanish shot stopper during previous transfer windows.
The 26-year-old, who has 18 international caps for his country, has kept five clean sheets in 16 appearances in all competitions so far this season for the Premier League outfit.
De Gea, who arrived at Old Trafford back in 2011 from Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid, is set to win his 19th cap for Spain tonight when The Red Fury visit Wembley Stadium to take on Gareth Southgate’s England (20:00).
The report suggests Real Madrid are ready to meet the ‘keeper’s £52m release clause in his current United deal, after failing to seal a summer transfer for De Gea, when fellow shot stopper Keylor Navas was poised to move in the opposite direction.