A report from England claims Manchester United expect to keep David De Gea beyond the transfer window, while another says he’ll cost Real Madrid €40m.
The Guardian say the clubs aren’t able to agree terms and United will happily let the goalkeeper remain at Old Trafford, and have no doubts about his professionalism if that is what happens.
De Gea wasn’t even on the bench for United’s opening League game of the season, a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, after manager Louis Van Gaal questioned the player’s state of mind amid the Madrid speculation.
It’s thought that once the transfer window is shut, De Gea will be returned to the XI by the former Barcelona boss. Sergio Romero started the win over Spurs.
United would let De Gea leave if they could sign Sergio Ramos in return but with Ramos reportedly signing a new contract at Madrid this week, that’s a non-starter.
Sport, meanwhile, quotes the Independent as claiming United wouldn’t accept anything less than €40m for the Spain international.
United are said to have first turned down €18m, even though De Gea will be able to leave for free in the summer of 2016.