De Gea, arguably United’s best player this season, has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award and is known to be on Real Madrid’s radar.
The United goalkeeper has reportedly agreed to join the Spanish giants but an agreement between the clubs has yet to be confirmed.
Spanish journalist, Josep Pedrerol, has told television channel La Sexta that De Gea “has said yes to United” and just a formal agreement between the clubs is now needed – something that will be tougher than it sounds.
De Gea has long been reported as a replacement for Madrid legend, Iker Casillas, and is expected to be his replacement in the Spanish national side too.
The 24-year-old shot-stopper will be in action on Saturday afternoon against league leaders Chelsea and he is expected to be busy once again as the Red Devils look to extend their winning streak to seven.
Louis Van Gaal will not want to lose his star player this summer but if the Spaniard wants to move on to Madrid, he will be hard pushed to find an equal replacement.
Will David De Gea make the move to Real Madrid this summer? Should he stay with Manchester United?