Los Blancos will have to pay a world record fee for the goalkeeper.
Real Madrid have been told it will cost them a world record £50m if they want to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, reports CaughtOffside.
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The Red Devils are also hoping to convince de Gea himself to stay at Old Trafford by offering the Spain international a new five-year contract worth a whopping £200,000-a-week.
Madrid are on the search for a long-term replacement between the sticks for captain Iker Casillas and view the 24-year-old as the ideal candidate.
De Gea is currently happy at United, but is likely to be tempted by a switch to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and is looking to delay until the summer before deciding on whether to sign a new deal.
That is because the Spaniard wants to know if the 13-time Premier League winners have returned to the Champions League or not by then – which will be a big factor in his decision.
By that point de Gea will have entered the final 12 months of his current deal and Man United will probably look to cash-in should the stopper have decided he wants to return to his home nation.
If he does leave for £50m then it will eclipse the record £32.6m Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.