Man United get De Gea boost as Bayern target Sterling

Spanish keeper targeted by Madrid, but he has told his 'pals' he wants to stay at Old Trafford

David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates during the match between Manchester United and Liverpool
(Image credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty)

Manchester United could have a fight on their hands to keep goalkeeper David de Gea after he was earmarked by Real Madrid as the man to replace Iker Casillas at the Bernabeu. The Spanish keeper has been in impressive form this season and, according to the Daily Express, that has convinced Real boss Carlo Ancelotti to make him the world's most expensive shot stopper.

"The Italian hopes De Gea can replicate Casillas' legendary status at the Bernabeu, and is prepared to offer big money to secure his services," says the paper, claiming he would cost more than the £33m Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001, which remains the world record for a goalie.

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