Man United to demand De Gea Real Madrid swap (Not Bale)

Manchester United are resigned to losing David de Gea to Real Madrid this summer, but reports from the Manchester Evening News claim that they are looking to soften the blow by getting Karim Benzema in exchange.

Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal revealed after the club’s last game of the season at Old Trafford that his star stopper had a tempting offer on the table from Los Blancos, and it appears that he’s edging back towards his homeland.

United are understood to have all but accepted that keeping their glovesman is impossible, but if they do want to ease the disappointment by landing Benzema.

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The Red Devils are a striker down after sending Radamel Falcao back to Monaco after a fruitless loan spell, while the uncertainty surrounding Robin van Persie’s future may further deplete LVG’s ranks.

Benzema, 27, is seen as a good option to add goals, with the France international having netted an impressive 123 times in 241 Real outings.