Just when it seemed that the faulty fax machine at Old Trafford had done enough to ward Real Madrid off, and that David De Gea would be set to spend the foreseeable future at Man Utd...
New reports have emerged from Spain tonight claiming that Real Madrid will once again be pursuing David De Gea are are willing to offer up to €70 to get their man.
While that is an extremely high fee for a goalkeeper, and would represent a new world record at in and around £60m, that is likely to mean absolutely nothing to Manchester United fans, or indeed the club who are certainly not in need of the additional fund.
The report emerged as an exclusive from Spanish outlet El Chringuito who published a clip complete with dramatic music to their twitter account earlier today after broadcasting live on TV in Spain.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) February 7, 2017
Won't someone please think of Keylor Navas?
The Costa Rican has been an important player for Madrid in recent times, but due to the apparent lack of sexiness in his name and the fact he is indeed from Costa Rica seem to be constantly held against him as the club look to bring De Gea to the Bernabeu.
Of course, this report does not mean that the deal is done, far from it, but it tells us that the Spanish press are preparing for another summer of linking the outstanding Spaniard with a move to Real. Should Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League, we can expect the rumours to intensify, but if Mourinho is able to secure qualification then you would have to feel that would strengthen Manchester United's position in terms of holding onto their goalkeeper.
While De Gea has not been receiving the praise he had been every week last season, that is largely because he has had a decent defence in front of him compared to last year and has been required to do less work, but he remains one of the finest goalkeepers in the world.