David De Gea the only further addition planned for the Rafa Benitez revolution at Real Madrid

David Gea saves against Sunderland

Rafa Benitez is already planning ahead with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, with David De Gea expected to be the only big-money summer addition.

Although his appointment as the new manager of Real Madrid, isn't to be officially announced until Wednesday, with a press conference scheduled, Rafa Benitez is already in the Spanish capital and planning his era at the helm.

Since arriving at the club on Monday, the former Liverpool and Napoli boss has been locked in a variety of meetings with club officials, whilst also discussing strategies with existing backroom staff, at the Valdebebas training complex throughout Wednesday.

Whilst his arrival as manager of Real Madrid brings much speculation of 'Galactico' signings this summer, Rafa Benitez isn't expected to make too many changes, according to a debate on popular Spanish radio network, Cadena SER.

Rather than numerous huge investments in new players, they believe the objective for Benitez will be to work principally with players already tied to the club, which will include Brazilian midfielder Casemiro returning from FC Porto, accompanied by Russian winger Denis Cheryshev, following his successive loans out to Sevilla and Villarreal.

In addition, Real Madrid have already splashed out €31.5 million on 23-year-old Brazilian right-back, Danilo, in a deal which was officially announced by the club on 31st March.

There are also set to be opportunities for young pearls such as Norwegian Martin Odegaard, along with talented young Spaniard Marco Asensio. The latter being another deal announced by Real Madrid, on 5th December 2014, with the 19-year-old remaining on loan at Mallorca until the end of the recently concluded season.

Therefore the only 'Galactico' signing club president Florentino Perez has in mind, remains that of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. The Real Madrid supremo is conscious that a move can potentially be forced through this summer, given the Spain international has just a year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford.

Understandably, Manchester United are keen to resist the idea of De Gea leaving, whilst if they successfully stand firm, it seems unlikely Real Madrid will go looking for other goalkeeping options, despite recent suggestions both Iker Casillas and Keylor Navas are unsettled.

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