Last Updated: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:02
Atletico Madrid are reportedly lining up a summer move to bring goalkeeper David de Gea back to the club from Manchester United.
De Gea left Atletico for United two years for £18m as Edwin van der Sar's successor, but the Spaniard has struggled at times to live up to his potential at Old Trafford, and speculation is now rife that he too could be replaced by United at the end of the season.
A return to his old stamping ground in the Spanish capital on loan may well appeal to the 22-year-old, as he could continue his development away from the glare that comes with playing for the Premier League table toppers.
Los Colchoneros have shown an interest in their former keeper, as they look for an alternative to current number one Thibaut Courtois, who is set to go back to his parent club Chelsea at the end of the season after a hugely successful spell.
Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to give up De Gea despite a number of high-profile blunders and he was named as United's man of the match against Fulham at the weekend.
However, the Scot's comments have done nothing to stop the rumour mill going into overdrive about his future and a possible deal for Stoke stopper Asmir Begovic, particularly in light of their recent move for England international Jack Butland from Birmingham.
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