Real Madrid are on the verge of retaining the Champions League in Cardiff against Juventus this weekend, but the Sun believes they already have an eye on their summer business and have identified their two galacticos: Eden Hazard and David De Gea.
The Chelsea forward and Manchester United goalkeeper will cost a combined £160 million, the report claimed.
Los Blancos might rather naively believe £100 million will be enough to nab Hazard from the Blues, though with three years remaining on his deal and Roman Abramovich’s history of refusing to sell his best players in their prime could mean a fee could rise past that figure.
De Gea is valued at £60 million, but as we shall see, that too could be short of the mark with the Spain No. 1 integral to the Red Devils.
So about that fee. According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have already turned down a bid for De Gea’s £60 million valuation, and details suggest the player is happy at Old Trafford.
With two years remaining on his deal and an option for a third, United hold all the cards, despite the offer almost doubling the world record £32.6 million for a keeper that Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon.
United paid £18 million to bring the goalkeeping phenomenon to Manchester from Atletico Madrid and Jose Mourinho will be desperate to retain the services of one of the very best shot-stoppers in the world, even if it means knocking back more unprecedented offers.
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