Real Madrid join race for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Oblak

United will demand £60m for De Gea and manager Jose Mourinho has identified Oblak as a potential replacement for the Spain global.

Worse than that, Mourinho effectively let De Gea off for the summer when he said that the next time he would play would be in Manchester United's pre-season tour in America.

United fear David De Gea will finally join Real Madrid this summer and the Spanish worldwide won't play again this season having already been left out of their last two games.

De Gea is the subject of a potential £60million move to The Bernabeu although Mourinho will battle to keep him.

The Argentina worldwide could earn a new contract in the coming weeks despite acting as a reserve to De Gea for much if his stay in Manchester.

Argentine Romero joined United on a free transfer in 2015 and is set to start next week's Europa League final against Ajax.

United manager Jose Mourinho insisted after Wednesday's 0-0 draw at Southampton that De Gea - who did not travel to St Mary's - will still be the club's goalkeeper when they begin their preseason preparations against LA Galaxy in California on July 15.

"Now with the confidence that Jose gives me and the confidence the players give me, the confidence for me is very important and I will try and do my best for the team".

But Mourinho is also determined to ensure that he has a world-class replacement ready should Real come in for De Gea, and he has identified Oblak as his No. 1 choice.

With Atletli, he has garnered experience at an even higher level and played in last year's UEFA Champions League final.

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