Manchester United have told Real Madrid that David de Gea is not for sale as they attempt to keep their ‘keeper out if the clutches of the La Liga giants for the second time in two years.
De Gea was agonisingly close to joining Los Blancos back in 2015, when a dodgy fax machine scuppered the Spaniards transfer plans.
Back then, de Gea had just one year left to run on his deal at Old Trafford, leaving the United heirachy with little option to accept a £25m bid. Following the breakdown of the deal, de Gea committed his long term future to Manchester United.
Real Madrid have now rekindled their interest in the Spanish number one, prompting speculation he could finally make a move back to his home city.
However reports today suggest that Jose Mourinho has told his former club that his first choice ‘keeper is not for sale.
Previous suggestions had claimed that United would demand a world record fee of in excess of £60m to sign their goalkeeper, something that Real Madrid are believed to be unwilling to pay.
Whatever happens, it looks as if this could be one of the long running transfer sagas of the summer – again.
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