David de Gea's future has been the subject of much speculation.
Yesterday the highly-rated stopper travelled with the rest of the United squad on their tour of the United States, indicating that his future firmly lies at Old Trafford for the coming season.
But Real seemingly haven't given up hope on landing De Gea this summer, the report in Marca indicates. The paper also suggests that some kind of agreement is in place saying that if United are reluctant of letting go of one of their best players this summer, then they almost certainly will let him depart to the Bernabeu next summer.
If Real decide not to sign De Gea next summer after another year of playing for United then there will be compensation paid to the player of around £3.6 million.
The report seems to indicate that this deal will act as a deterrent to De Gea possibly signing a new contract at Old Trafford - something which the club has tried to tie him down to throughout the past season.
It seems to be an interesting scenario in this saga, but it is clear that United wish to keep hold of one of their most important players, who was instrumental into helping the side back into the top four, and into the Champions League as a result.
Losing De Gea this summer would be a blow for Manchester United, though some fans have probably braced themselves for his departure - but there is a feeling that the longer this goes on, the chances are the Spaniard will remain at Old Trafford for at least one more season.