De Gea is still being heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital and with Iker Casillas closing in on an exit, everything is being put in place for him to complete his move there.
Rumours have quietened down somewhat in recent weeks with Man United refusing to be held to ransom regarding their No.1 but they are starting to gather pace again.
Until this point, the club have disrupted any potential deal for De Gea by taking advantage of Sergio Ramos’s situation in Madrid, and insisting he completes a move the other way.
United fans will not be surprised to hear of this report from El Confidencial in what is the latest in a huge succession of stories in recent months.
Although fans will not look forward to the day that De Gea leaves, many of them now just want to see the Spanish international’s future resolved so that a replacement can be bought if necessary.
€30m over five years would represent a relatively low packet for De Gea but money isn’t his prerogative. A move to Madrid would see the goalkeeper be much closer to his girlfriend and family, that is the driving force behind his desire to return to Spain.
Is it only a matter of time before De Gea joins Madrid? Many people see it that way and Casillas’ impending exit would certainly point towards it happening sooner or later.