Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has admitted that "it would be a dream" for his son Kasper Schmeichel to one day turn out for the 20-time English champions.
De Gea is now expected to remain with United entering the 2017-18 campaign, but Peter Schmeichel has talked up the possibility of his son representing the club where he made close to 400 appearances between 1991 and 1999.
"It would be a dream. For me, trying to be as neutral and unbiased and not like a father, I think he has done well enough to convince everybody that he can play at the highest level," Peter Schmeichel told talkSPORT.
"The doubts were there when he first went into the Premier League over whether he was good enough, but he proved that and in the Champions League last year I thought he did really well. If clubs need a really good goalkeeper, well he is somebody who can be trusted to do that.
"Having said that, I am crazy about Leicester, I am crazy about the owners - they are fantastic and really good for the Premier League. There is no shortage of will and money to make Leicester a top four club, or at least top six, top eight. They are prepared to do that and that is a really interesting environment to play football in.
"There is no 'Kasper needs to move' kind of feel at the moment, but if an opportunity like that [moving to United] came around, that would be fantastic."
Kasper Schmeichel, who is contracted to Leicester until the summer of 2021, started his professional career with United's bitter rivals Manchester City.