Manchester United are facing another fight to keep De Gea with Real Madrid determined to bring the Spain international back to La Liga.
He nearly left Old Trafford two years ago in a deal that would of seen Keylor Navas move in the opposite direction – only for a faulty fax machine to scupper a deal.
De Gea went on to sign a new four-year contract extension with the club and has helped them win the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League in the time since.
However, with Real determined to strengthen despite having just won La Liga, another summer saga looks to be in the offing.
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David De Gea nearly left Manchester United a year ago
David De Gea turned down a move away from Man Utd after Jose Mourinho arrived
And the Telegraph say that De Gea actually considered leaving last summer, less than a year after signing the extension, after growing unhappy with life under Louis van Gaal.
United were infamously insipid under the Dutchman, who was axed after the club finished outside of the Champions League positions.
It is said, however, that the appointment of Jose Mourinho then changed his mind.
The 26-year-old felt that his arrival, combined with the signings of stellar names such as Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, would see them mount a title charge.
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David De Gea grew disillusioned with life at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal
But United went on to finish a disappointing sixth, 24 points behind champions Chelsea and managed to scrape into the Champions League via the back door.
The report adds that the Red Devils feel they are well primed to keep their star asset despite Real's long-term interest.
However, Express Sport understands that they are making contingency plans in case De Gea does leave, with Inter Milan's Samir Handanovic a target.
Manchester City's Joe Hart, AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma and Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak have also been touted as potential replacements.