Two years after nearly joining Real Madrid, Manchester United star De Gea is again on their wanted list.
The Spain international missed out on a move to the Bernabeu in 2015 after a faulty fax machine ensured he stay at Old Trafford.
However, Zinedine Zidane is determined to succeed where his predecessor Rafa Benitez failed by bringing the player back to his homeland.
United are expected to drive a hard bargain with Jose Mourinho confident he can retain De Gea's services for at least one more year.
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Real Madrid could offer Varane or Morata to Manchester United
Real Madrid could offer Raphael Varane or Alvaro Morata to Manchester United
And the Daily Mail claim that Real could offer Varane or Morata to ensure they land their man.
Mourinho signed Varane during his time in charge of the La Liga giants and is desperate to bolster United's backline this summer.
Though they have been linked with moves for Benfica's Victor Lindelof and Burnley's Michael Keane, the France international is supposedly one of the players Mourinho would love to sign the most.
Morata, meanwhile, looks destined to leave the Spanish titans despite scoring 20 goals from 42 appearances.
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Real Madrid want to raid Manchester United for David De Gea
Mourinho gave the 24-year-old his debut at Madrid and the prospect of reuniting with the player could prove too good to turn down.
United are on the lookout for a new centre-forward after Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann rejected a move to the Premier League.
Express Sport understands that Everton star Romelu Lukaku is now their priority transfer target.
But Mourinho could still snap up Morata if Real include him in any potential De Gea deal.