DAVID DE GEA appears adamant he wants to join Real Madrid.
Reports to this effect in Spain follow the news that Real are ready to pay £50million for the Manchester United keeper.
The Spanish giants almost bagged their man in 2015 only for the £29million deal to collapse at the eleventh hour due to paperwork problems.
Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon claim Madrid will try again this summer, with club president Florentino Perez desperate to land the Spanish international.
De Gea, meanwhile, is said to have told his agent Jorge Mendes to get the deal sorted.
Should Real sign De Gea, Don Balon add that Perez will look to offload first-choice keeper Keylor Navas to Paris Saint-Germain.
The latest situation is sure to increase the bad blood between United and Real, who are currently training at the same UCLA base in Los Angeles.
The rivals have been squabbling over who has the best facilities and hotels.
United have made it clear the Spaniard is not for sale.
De Gea, 26, has won seven honours since joining Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and helped Jose Mourinho to a Europa League and EFL Cup double last season.
And Mourinho recently admitted he plans on keeping the 26-year-old shot-stopper at Old Trafford .
He said: “David is top in the world and obviously we want to keep the top in the world.”
But United do have Argentina No 1 Sergio Romero and Portugal’s keeper Joel Pereira also on board.