The Mirror says United are ready to part ways with the 30-year-old de Gea and want to get his eye-watering £350,000-a-week wages off their books.
However, with two years left to run on his contract, any move by the Red Devils to move de Gea on will likely involve a substantial pay-out to cut his time at Old Trafford short.
With Dean Henderson recalled from a very successful loan spell at Sheffield United last season, and having signed a six-year £120,000-a-week contract in August last year, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to hand him the number one jersey next season.
The 24-year-old deputised ably in de Gea's absence after the Spaniard returned home last month for the birth of his child. Henderson kept three clean sheets in the Premier League, though he did make the error that led to AC Milan's equaliser at San Siro in the Europa League.
Along with De Gea, Argentine Sergio Romero has already been allowed to run down the remaining months of his contract back in his homeland, while third choice Lee Grant and Joel Pereira, currently on loan at Huddersfield, will become free agents at the end of the season.