Negotiations over a new and improved contract for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea have failed to make much progress in recent times, leading to inevitable speculation that Real Madrid will once again target Spain’s number one when the transfer market reopens this summer.
The 27-year-old is said to be fully aware of the huge financial packages his team-mates Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba are currently being given by the club, and he is said to expect wage parity due to his importance to the Old Trafford club.
Jose Mourinho is said to be eager to add a controlling midfielder to his squad this summer. and one potential solution the club could explore if De Gea decides he wants to return to Spain is to offer him to Real Madrid as part of a swap deal for German metronome Toni Kroos.
Kroos came close to joining United during the David Moyes era, but eventually moved to the Bernabeu where he has established himself as one of Europes top midfielders.
De Gea has been linked with a return to his native Madrid for several season now, and he looked all set to secure a move to the reigning Champions League holders back in the summer of 2015 only for the move to fail through at the last minute due to a faulty fax machine.