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Real Madrid have been urged to reconsider their plans to secure the services of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in the summer and stick instead with Keylor Navas. A poll conducted by Spanish publication AS revealed that 79% of the club's fans wanted to keep the Costa Rica international instead of bringing the Spaniard to the Santiago Bernabeu.

De Gea was very close to joining Real over the 2015 summer transfer window after an agreement was reached for the transfer of the keeper on deadline day. Navas was expected to make the move in the opposite direct as a make-weight and readymade replacement at Old Trafford.

However, the deal collapsed as paperwork did not arrive at La Liga headquarters on time. De Gea, whose contract at United was due to expire in June 2016, then opted to commit his long-term future to the club by signing a four-year deal.

However, AS and Marca have reported in recent days that Real Madrid officials are still hoping to secure De Gea in the summer, with Marca claiming the keeper would be available for just €40m (£31m, $44.3m.

However, AS readers, who are mostly Real Madrid fans, would rather their club forget about the signing of the Spain international and keep Navas as their number one instead.

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Questioned on who should be the Real Madrid custodian next season between De Gea and Navas, 79% of the fans chosen the latter.

Navas has been one of the few consistent Real Madrid players in yet another complicated and turbulent season at the Santiago Bernabeu. He is yet to concede a goal in eight Champions League matches, and has let in an average of just 0.88 goals a game in La Liga.

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