Real Madrid are reportedly keen on selling former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois despite only signing the Belgium goalkeeper last summer.
According to Daily Record, Real Madrid want to replace Courtois with Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.
Real Madrid reportedly want to partly fund the transfer of De Gea by selling Courtois, who signed from Chelsea for an initial fee of €35million last summer.
De Gea’s current contract expires in the summer of 2020. Manchester United have refused to meet De Gea’s salary demands and Real Madrid reportedly believe they can exploit the contract impasse between De Gea and Manchester United. Madrid are reportedy willing to meet De Gea’s wage demands.
Courtois has struggled to impress in his first season at Real Madrid and the Belgian was bench by Zinedine Zidane in his first game in charge against Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Real Madrid will offer Courtois to PSG in the summer in part exchange for Neymar, who remains their recruitment target for the 2019/20 campaign.
PSG have always been interested in Courtois and were interested in signing the goalkeeper before his move to Real Madrid last summer.
Meanwhile, Zidane explained his decision to drop Courtois for Keylor Navas on Saturday.
“No one can take away what all these players have achieved in the past. I have a squad of 25 players and I am going to have to count on all of them, on Courtois, Keylor, Isco,” Zidane told Marca.
“Those who played today were very good but I am going to use everyone. There are of course those who are sometimes going to be left out, who are not going to play.”