Manchester United slap £50million price-tag on Real Madrid target

Manchester United have slapped a £50million price-tag on goalkeeper David de Gea, in the attempt to ward off interest from Real Madrid, Express reports.

The Red Devils are keen to keep the now Spain number-one at Old Trafford, and are set to offer De Gea a lucrative £200,000-a-week contract that will expire in 2020.

This will hopefully fend off any advances from European Champions Real Madrid, who want De Gea to become the long-term replacement for veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

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The 24-year-old is currently holding off contract talks in the hope that United can finish fourth and therefore qualify for the Champions League, or he may consider his options and move abroad.

But with Real Madrid so desperate to sign the former Atletico Madrid ace, United have put a massive £50million price tag on their in-form shot-stopper.

If the La Liga giants do come up with the fee to purchase De Gea, then it will trump the £32.6million record held by Juventus when they purchased Gianluigi Buffon from Parma.

There have also been suggestions that United could exchange De Gea for Gareth Bale in a potential swap deal, but that has been played down by the Red Devils.