The Spanish stopper has emerged as one of Europe’s top No. 1’s after an initial shaky start to life at Old Trafford after his 2011 move.
His performances in 2014 have been mightily impressive, which has attracted Real.
Los Blancos are reportedly looking to replace long-term stopper Iker Casillas at the end of the season, and have highlighted De Gea as the man they want.
And it appears that the goalie is similarly open to a deal, with reports suggesting that he snubbed the Red Devils’ offer of a fresh deal.
Despite playing for Atletico Madrid earlier in his career, a switch to the Bernabeu is thought to appeal to the glovesman, who is keen to establish himself as Spain’s main man between the sticks.
United are desperate to avoid selling, but they may be unable to resist a big offer.