Real Madrid set to break record for the Man Utd Star

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/07/2017

Real Madrid set to break record for the Man Utd Star

Real Madrid is set to launch another bid for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, which is expected in this summer.

The Los Blancos want to make De Gea the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the game, as they are ready to drop a bid for the Spain international with a fee well in excess of £60million which will make the goalkeeper top the transfer list of the costliest goalkeeper, surpassing €52 million the fee Juventus paid for Buffon’s transfer fee from Parma in 2001.

De Gea came very close to joining Real on transfer deadline day in 2015, but the paperwork wasn’t submitted in time - causing embarrassment for both clubs.

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He has two years remaining on his current deal and would be open to joining the European champions, but will not force the move through himself.

United are in America for their summer tour, which includes a clash against Real in Santa Clara on July 23.

Boss Jose Mourinho has revealed his team selection plans for the first three tour games, saying: "First match (LA Galaxy), Romero doesn’t play, we play David 45 minutes, the kid (Joel Pereira) 45.

"Second match (Real Salt Lake), David doesn’t play. The kid plays 45 and Romero 45. The third match against Man City, Joel doesn’t play and David and Sergio Romero play 45."

The clash with Real Madrid is the fourth and final match of this part of their US tour aside from the pre-season game the two clubs will also face each other in the Super Cup final on August 8.