Report: De Gea deal not done in time

Late reports from Spain say David De Gea’s move from Manchester United to Real Madrid is off as the paperwork wasn’t with the LFP before the deadline.

Monday saw reports of movement in De Gea’s Old Trafford exit and it is believed that the goalkeeper agreed terms with United, and Keylor Navas had a medical in Madrid to move the other way.

But Cadena Ser and Onda Cero are among the outlets reporting the deal wasn’t completed by the deadline of midnight in Spain and as such, the move breaks down.

AS adds that the documents weren’t with the Spanish League [the LFP] in time for De Gea to become a Madrid player, with United the cause of the delay after a change to the agreement, according to Marca.

The paperwork was reportedly sent to the authorities only minutes past the cut-off but after a summer of continued links with Santiago Bernabeu, it appears De Gea – who is into the final year of his United contract and hasn’t this season played for his club – is staying put.

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