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Real Madrid to make another run at Manchester United stopper David de Gea

One would think that Real Madrid had severed all ties with Manchester United after the embarrassing situation in the summer transfer window that prevented them from landing star goalkeeper David de Gea. But a new report indicates that Rafa Benitez and company are looking to make another run at the highly-rated Spanish stopper.

According to the Metro, Real Madrid are looking to replace current No. 1 goalkeeper Keylor Navas with De Gea next season, but not during the January transfer window.

The report taken from Fichajes.com quoted former Marca editor Eduardo Inda, who stated that although Navas has eight clean sheets for Real Madrid this season, the club still have their eyes set on the 24-year old Man United star.

“Real Madrid is proposed to sign De Gea next season,” Inda said. “Although Keylor Navas’ performance is very good, they want to have two goalkeepers … for next year.”

In 2011, David de Gea was acquired in a transfer from Atletico Madrid in one of the largest goalkeeper transfer deals in history. In the 2012-13 season, De Gea was the starting goalkeeper when Man United won the Premier League.

This past summer, a transfer deal between Man United and Real Madrid for De Gea fell through in the final minutes of the transfer window due to a missed deadline resulting from an alleged bad fax machine.

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