The Sun state that the Manchester United goalkeeper can still leave Old Trafford if someone pays £30 million.
The Spain international has been caught in a tug of war between his current employers and Real Madrid all-summer long, with the gifted custodian wanting to move back to his homeland in the off-season.
However, De Gea has been forced to stay at Old Trafford after a deadline day move to the Spanish giants fell through.
The former Atletico Madrid stopper went on to sign a new four-year contract with the Red Devils recently, which ended speculation over his future.
However, The Sun state that De Gea may well still have one eye on the exit door, with a £30 million clause meaning that United could lose their number one if Madrid come knocking with the required fee in January.
The Spain international played his first game of the new season for United yesterday, getting the nod ahead of Sergio Romero and pulling off a number of excellent saves in his team’s 3-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.