Real Madrid are expected to return for Manchester United stopper David De Gea in 2016, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Spain international almost secured a transfer to the Spanish capital in the summer but the deal collapsed after both clubs failed to submit the correct paper work in time on deadline day.
The 25-year-old has since signed an improved contract at Old Trafford, worth a reported £200,000-a-week, according to MailOnline.
But Real Madrid are still hoping to get their man in 2016 and are planning to activate the reported £36m release clause in De Gea’s renewed Man United contract, as per the Daily Star’s report.
That report also quotes a Real Madrid spokesman as saying: “Real Madrid will not sign David De Gea in the January window.
“But the club is proposed to sign him in the summer for next season.”
Despite Man United’s poor run of form, which has seen them go seven games without a win in all competitions, David De Gea still boasts the fifth best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League.
David De Gea missed the Red Devils’ opening four games of the campaign while he sat patiently for his move to Real Madrid, but has since been one of few star performers for Louis van Gaal’s side following the collapse of this summer’s proposed transfer.