Ferguson makes trip to watch No.1 summer target - reports

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Manchester United continue to monitor David De Gea with great interest and remain hopeful of agreeing a deal with Atletico Madrid.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper is understood to have been identified as the Red Devils' top summer target and, according to, representatives from the Barclays Premier League leaders were in the stands on Sunday to cast their eye over the Spaniard.

Martin Ferguson - the brother of United boss Sir Alex Ferguson - was dispatched to Barcelona to run the rule over De Gea as Atleti claimed a 2-2 draw away at Espanyol.

De Gea has emerged as the surprise favourite to succeed United incumbent Edwin Van der Sar, who will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.


United were initially thought to be tracking more experienced duo Manuel Neuer and Maarten Stekelenburg, but have reportedly already made their move to bring De Gea to Old Trafford in the summer.

It has been claimed that De Gea has a buyout clause in his contract of €23 million, which United are prepared to meet in order to secure his services.

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