Manchester United have moved the goalposts as Real Madrid push to get a deal for David de Gea done - by asking for goalkeeper Kaylor Navas to be included in the transfer.
De Gea looks destined to leave Manchester United this summer but so far a transfer isn't close. The Red Devils have reportedly put their foot down and won't let the Spaniard leave unless they receive an offer worth £33 million or unless Sergio Ramos is included in the deal.
Now though Marca say there is a third option to be explored - including Navas in the deal. The Costa Rican has battled Iker Casillas for the number one spot in Madrid and now the veteran is on the verge of making a move to Porto.
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The Spanish giants' sponsors, betting firm Bwin, appear to have already confirmed the switch after tweeting their thanks to the goalkeeper for his 17-year career at the Bernabeu. The message has since been deleted.
According to Marca, Van Gaal was keen on making a move for Navas last year after the World Cup but missed out, and now he'd like to make him De Gea's replacement.
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If Real Madrid agree to a deal - which seems unlikely because their move to let Casillas go would suggest they have earmarked Navas as a back-up - then Manchester United could end their costly search to replace De Gea.
They have been linked with the likes of Hugo Lloris from Tottenham and Ajax's Jasper Cillessen, although the Dutch club are demanding a fee of £18 million which Manchester United are reluctant to meet.
Marca say that Real Madrid aren't keen on the idea, and having secured the deal with Porto for Casillas, they will now focus all of their attention on landing De Gea. The newspaper, which has close ties with Madrid, say that it is 'full steam ahead' in the coming days as they try to get their man, and they remain hopeful that Manchester United will accept their next offer.
Navas was one of the stars of the World Cup in Brazil and there's no doubt that he's good enough to play at Old Trafford. However he's not the big name that the fans were looking for and there's no guarantee that he is an upgrade on Victor Valdes.
They are much better off by remaining steadfast in their desire to land Ramos, although it is looking increasingly likely that is going to be a separate deal. The speculation is about to ramp up - watch this space.
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