Jose Mourinho has declared that he wants to keep David de Gea at the club this summer.
Spanish international De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid once again this summer, who are reportedly willing to offer £60million for the Man Utd keeper.
This a vast improvement on the £25million fee they agreed with Manchester United just two years ago, when De Gea’s transfer to the Bernabeu broke down at the last moment of the 2015 summer transfer window.
Within days of the move breaking down, De Gea committed his long term future to the club. However this hasn’t stopped the Champions League finalists rekindling their interest in the former Atletico stopper.
United have two games left to play this season, the Premier League finale against Crystal Palace on Sunday before the Europa League final on Wednesday, and Mourinho has confirmed that De Gea will not be starting either fixture.
“I hope to play Joel [Pereira] against Crystal Palace,”
“I hope to play Sergio [Romero] in the final. Hopefully we don’t have problems with these two ’keepers.”
But despite having potentially played his last game for United, Mourinho has declared he wants to keep De Gea at the club beyond this summer.
“David is top in the world and obviously we want to keep the top in the world”
Whether Mourinho is able to keep the three time Player of the Year remains to be seen, but De Gea is believed to be happy at the club and is not prepared to push for a move to Real Madrid.