The Red Devils are understood to be chasing the Real Madrid ace, who has endured a difficult few months at the Bernabeu amid a drop in form.
Currently the most expensive player on the planet after Los Blancos paid Spurs in excess of £85m for his signature in 2013, reports suggest that they’re ready to take a small hit on the winger and sell for £80m.
United are interested, but are looking at reducing the fee by including De Gea.
The 24-year-old ‘keeper is wanted in Madrid, with Real seeing him as an ideal long-term successor to Iker Casillas.
And with the goalie stalling on a £200,000-per-week contract offer, they’re hopeful of doing business.
The glovesman has been, arguably, United’s top performer this term, but the club could use him as a makeweight with his contract due to enter its final year in a couple of months’ time.