Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is still said to have the dream of representing Real Madrid in the future. The Spain international has been with the Red Devils since the summer of 2011, going on to make 273 appearances across all competitions.
The 26-year-old came close to sealing his switch to the European champions two years ago, but a faulty fax machine scuppered the move as the paperwork was not submitted before the transfer deadline.
Ultimately, De Gea inked a fresh four-year deal with the Mancunian giants with the option of a further 12 months, and this has kept Real Madrid at bay, knowing that United would turn down their advances.
According to Diario Gol, De Gea appears to have taken the matter into his own hands, and has spoken to Sergio Ramos over a potential move to the Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane is said to have blocked an approach for De Gea last summer as he is content with Keylor Navas between the sticks, but De Gea wants Ramos to broker a possible deal behind the scenes.
The report does come as a surprise as De Gea recently admitted that he is living the dream of representing Manchester United in the Premier League.
De Gea has kept three clean sheets in as many games for United this season, and he will hope to extend this streak at Stoke City in order to maintain the early lead at the top of the table.