Manchester United are reportedly attempting to tie down their superstar goalkeeper David de Gea in order to fend off Real Madrid’s reignited interest.
The Spaniard has been at the heart of one of the biggest transfer saga’s in recent times and perhaps the most embarrassing one of all.
Madrid tried to sign De Gea previously but failed due to a faulty fax machine in the dying moments of the transfer window.
Both clubs and the player appeared to move on with the former Atletico Bilbao man remaining focussed and committed, quickly becoming one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
However, this January transfer window has seen Zinedine Zidane’s side chase United’s world class talent once again but Jose Mourinho is trying to keep them at bay once more.
According to the Express, the Sun report that the Red Devils are willing to open negotiations to make David their highest earning player in the squad.
Manchester United are trying to do whatever they can to keep their, arguably, best player at the club for as long as humanly possible.
It was reported that after Real Madrid failed to sign him, David de Gea was convinced the he could become a legend at Old Trafford and signed a contract renewal.
Whether that same talk would work again is unlikely but perhaps the Spanish international would not be willing to leave given Madrid’s relatively poor season.
The capital club have been unable to keep up with their previous campaign’s high achievements when they won pretty much everything in their path and instead find their fierce rivals Barcelona leading the table by some distance.