Cape Town - Real Madrid will have to make David De Gea the most expensive goalkeeper in the world if they want to sign him this summer.
Manchester Evening News reports that the English club still have hope of seeing David De Gea in the goals at Old Trafford next season.
De Gea has just one year left on his contract and the Manchester club are willing to risk losing their number one on a free if Real Madrid do not better the fee Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
Buffon's transfer holds the record as the highest fee paid to sign a goalkeeper at £32.6 million.
Manchester United's hopes of keeping De Gea took a turn for the worse after news surfaced that the Spanish goalkeeper has put his Bowdon home on the marker.
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