JOSE MOURINHO is reported to be “seriously considering” selling David De Gea to Real Madrid if he gets Raphael Varane.
The goalkeeper has been a long-term target for the Galacticos and remains top of Bernabeu president Florentino Perez’s wish list.
However, Don Balon claims that Madrid could finally get their man next summer as the Red Devils are believed to be coming round to the idea of letting their No1 depart.
But the report insists that Mourinho will only be willing to do business if he can get defender Varane in return for the 26-year-old stopper.
The United boss knows the France star well from his time managing in the Spanish capital and signed him from Lens back in 2011.
Real almost signed De Gea in 2015 only to be denied by a faulty fax machine on deadline day, but Perez could finally get his man next year as Mourinho is seriously considering allowing the 26-year-old to leave, according to Don Balon.
Nevertheless, United would apparently still demand a significant financial package to sweeten a part-exchange deal.
De Gea has been in fine form this season, earning eight Premier League clean sheets — three more than any other keeper after the first 11 rounds of fixtures.
Meanwhile, Varane’s campaign has been interrupted by minor injury issues which have restricted him to just six appearances in La Liga so far.
Despite that, United would still want a hefty financial package to sanction the departure of De Gea along with the player.
Varane, 24, has since gone on to establish himself as one of the best centre-backs on the planet for both club and country.