Manchester United’s star goalkeeper has long been a target at the Bernabeu.
But Madrid appeared to drop their interest in signing the Spain international earlier in the transfer window.
Keylor Navas has been backed to be Madrid’s No1 this season on the back of their Champions League and La Liga glory.
Young Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe has been eyed as a Galactico signing this summer.
However, Asensio’s form, highlighted in last night’s Spanish Super Cup win over Barcelona, has shown Zidane Mbappe is not required.
David De Gea chats with Real Madrid players
“A bid of around £46million is apparently being plotted”
According to The Sun, the Madrid boss has abandoned plans to recruit another striker.
And instead, they are looking at sealing their long-awaited move for De Gea.
A bid of around £46million is apparently being plotted.
Jose Mourinho is currently focused on strengthening his own side, with a winger still on his agenda.
Monaco’s Thomas Lemar and Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic are on United’s radar at the moment.
But they may have to deal with trying to fend off Madrid again in order to keep De Gea at Old Trafford this term.