Manchester United could be preparing itself for another summer of interest in goalkeeper David De Gea, according to reports.
United has fended off Real Madrid’s pursuit of the Spain international for two summers running. In the final hours of the 2015 summer transfer window, only delays in paperwork prevented a deal for De Gea going through.
Now Don Balon, the Spanish football website, claims a deal could finally go through if José Mourinho is willing to accept a swap deal for De Gea.
Isco and James Rodriguez have been offered to United, according to the report. But Mourinho wants one of Madrid’s top stars in return, one of Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Raphael Varane or Luka Modric.
Any of those players would soften the negative image United might garner amongst its fans by selling De Gea. If Madrid is unwilling to part with them, then with no release clause, United would likely demand a transfer fee befitting one of the world’s top goalkeepers.