Manchester United face a new fight to keep David de Gea as Real Madrid boss after Zinedine Zidane returns.
Zidane is a great admirer of the Spanish goalkeeper and will make him an important target as he rebuilds the defeated European champions whose attempt to win the Champions League for a fourth season in a row lost this month with a shock at home Dutch team Ajax has been in the last 16
The President of Madrid, Florentino Perez, promised Zidane a mountain of cash this summer to support the Frenchman's plans to revive a club in which he won the Champions League in each of his three seasons. In addition, he took in 2016 the title in the league.
About 75 million pounds were reserved for trying to lure the 28-year-old De Gea, whose contract expires with United next summer, in his hometown.
Old Trafford's bosses are currently negotiating with the player about a new £ 350K weekly deal that would trigger his option to extend his current contract until 2020.
Madrid signed only Chelsea No. 1 Thibaut Courtois for £ 35m last summer, but Zidane, who was in the Bernabeu headquarters less than a year after leaving the successors Julen Lopetegui and Santi Solari, does not believe the Belgian stoppers ,
Meanwhile, United were well represented again, as they continued to watch two of the rising stars of Benfica.
19-year-old midfielder Joao Felix and 21-year-old defender Ruben Dias are in sight and were watched in the last 16 of the Europa League's 3-0 home win against Dinamo Zagreb.
Dias played the entire game, which went into overtime, while Felix came on as a substitute in the second half.
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