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Real Madrid prepared to splash £100 million to land Manchester United superstar

Real Madrid are willing to spend as much as £100 million to land David de Gea this summer, according to reports.

The Spanish shot-stopper has been heavily linked with a move to Bernabeu in each of the last three summers, with an infamous ‘faulty fax machine’ denying the 27-year-old a deadline day  move to Madrid back in 2015.

However after years of missing out on De Gea, Madrid a now reportedly ready to splash the cash to ensure they land the highly rated keeper.

The Manchester Evening News report Madrid president Florentino Perez is now ready to make De Gea the first ever £100 million keeper in order to bring him to Spain, and is confident such a fee will leave Manchester United with no other option than to sell up.

That fee would also eclipse the current world record paid for a goalkeeper, which stands at the €53 million Juventus paid Parma in 2001 for Gianluigi Buffon.

De Gea’s contract with United expires next summer, meaning the Red Devils will have to sell this summer to avoid losing him on a free in a years time – unless of course they can tie him down to a new deal.

Talks between the player and club are ongoing, however the Spain international is yet to put pen to paper, and has remained coy on his future at Old Trafford and any potential move to Real Madrid.

When questioned by Spanish media about the prospect of a move to Real – De Gea refused to rule it out.

“I don’t think Florentino Pérez has my number,” he told El Partidazo de Cope. “I don’t know if I’ll be the goalkeeper at Real Madrid.”