Real Madrid are refusing to meet Manchester United’s asking price of £20m for David De Gea and it now seems he will remain at the club for a final year.
After months and months of discussions about the Spanish keeper’s future, it is now understood that Spanish giants Real Madrid have told Man United officials that they will NOT meet the asking price set for De Gea of £20m.
De Gea will see his contract expire next summer with United and Madrid feel it unnecessary to pay that amount when they could easily sign him on a free contract next July.
United bosses now face a dilemma whether or not to move from their position and lower their demands, but for the time being, Madrid are focusing on other transfer targets.
A source close to the Spanish club told us on Saturday evening that the Spanish club were happy to play hard ball.
“Madrid no exactly what they are doing, they have United in a good position now. United do not want to lose De Gea on a free next summer. That would be ludicrous. They could get £10m at least from him this summer.
“Let’s not forget that Madrid still have Casillas and until he leaves, they will not act desperate in their attempts to sign David.”