Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for some time now - and it wouldn't be a genuine transfer saga unless there was a story about him putting his house up for sale ahead of a potential move.
For those who have been living under a rock or for some bizarre reason aren't interested in an endless stream of nonsense designed to fill back pages when there is no actual football going on, De Gea is close to joining Real Madrid.
The Spanish goalkeeper, who is out of contract next year, has turned down the offer of a new deal worth a reported £200,000-per-week to remain at Old Trafford, and speculation has been rife that Manchester United and Real Madrid are currently locked in talks.
Over the weekend reports emerged that the Red Devils are asking for defender Sergio Ramos to be included in any transfer, and they could hand over some cash to land the Spanish defender too.
It seems as though De Gea believes than an agreement could be close regardless of the make-up of the deal after it was claimed that his Manchester mansion has apparently been put on the market.
The six-bedroom detached pad in which he's said to live has emerged on property website Right Move for the price of £2.75 million - or just a little over three months worth of work if De Gea were to take Manchester United up on their contract offer.
If you fancy a move to south Manchester and want to put an offer in on the house, you can be safe in the knowledge that you will be getting a country pile that features a sauna steam room, a games room, a gymnasium and a home cinema. So basically everything you need to live the life of a pampered Premier League footballer.
Of course the 'player X puts house up for sale' story is as old as the transfer rumour itself. Just last month Liverpool's Raheem Sterling had reportedly put his house up for sale ahead of a move to either Chelsea or Manchester City, while the same story preceded Gareth Bale's big money switch to Real Madrid.
However before Manchester United fans get too down in the dumps, there were plenty of stories last year about Cristiano Ronaldo putting his Madrid mansion up for sale ahead of a reported move, and the last time we checked the Portuguese superstar is still in Spain.
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