Manchester United are, reportedly, in talks with highly rated Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea for a move as a replacement for retiring veteran Edwin van der Sar.

De Gea, who is currently the first-choice goalkeeper at Atletico Madrid, burst into the first team in 2009 taking the place of Sergio Asenjo and has been on the radar of Eric Steele, United's goalkeeping coach.

Reports suggest United have already made a £17.5 million offer for the Spain U-21 international, a   report strengthened after his agent, Hector Rincon, revealed that United had been in contact and that their offer would trigger De Gea's release clause.

Well, we did have talks with Manchester United but, first of all, they always look for an agreement with the club, Hector Rincon told sport.co.uk. Anyway, most of the biggest European teams have shown interest in David de Gea.

When asked whether De Gea would be allowed to leave by Atletico, Rincon said, You would have to ask the club. What I can tell you is that his release clause now is €20 million, but I have no idea if the club would sell him for less.

Right now, the player has a contract with Atletico Madrid and if Manchester United or any other team want him they will have to reach an agreement or pay the whole release clause.