While Jose Mourinho has succeeded in getting his transfer targets this summer, his current challenge is to keep his first choice goalkeeper David De Gea within the Red Devil’s fold.
David De Gea is currently unsettled at Man United following his desire to switch Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu. He has reportedly told Jose Mourinho that he wants to realise his dream for playing for his country Club Real Madrid.
De Gea has been in transfer radar of Los Blancos since the penultimate summer transfer window, when he was close to completing a move which was eventually scuppered by a faulty fax machine on deadline day. He has been identified as the heir to Iker Casilas.
Reports according to the Dario Gol reveals Mourinho is willing to let the Spanish shot-stopper move but on the condition that a swap deal that will see Toni Kroos move to United is brokered.
United are currently short of options in the middle of the pack given the departure of Wayne Rooney and the decline of Michael Carrick.
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic and Tottenham’s Eric Dier but the London Clubs are unwilling to listen to offers from their capital rivals, leaving Mourinho with no choice than to look away from the EPL.
Since moving from Bayern Munich, Kroos has been a mainstay in the midfield of Madrid and it is highly unlikely they will accede to the term of Man United – the impressive midfielder had 48 camoes for Madrid in all competitions last term, and helped them to the double.
Kroos is valued at £62m (€70m)