Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea insists he is not going anywhere this January as the Red Devils brace themselves for an imminent bid from Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants have been banned from making transfers for the next two windows leading to speculation that they may try and get their house in order this month and ride out the Fifa ban.
The talk in the Spanish capital is that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to match De Gea’s £45 million buyout clause and has the option of also having several players available such as Toni Kroos that United would be interested in.
De Gea was said to be devastated when his move to Real Madrid fell apart last summer, which has the Daily Star claiming he has told United he has no intention of leaving the club this month.
Now despite the 25-year-old Spaniard’s assurances the Sun is claiming that Manchester United is lining up Leicester City goalkeeper Casper Schmeichel as a replacement for De Gea.
Schmeichel has been instrumental in high-flying Leicester City’s surprise title challenge this season, and being the son of Red Devil legend Peter Schmeichel would be a hugely popular replacement for De Gea should he end up at the Santiago Bernabéu.