The Red devils are demanding £29m for De Gea
Manchester United and Real Madrid are in talks over the signing of goalkeeper David De Gea but no final agreement has been reached yet.
De Gea has reportedly already agreed personal terms with Madrid and would earn £3.6m a year if he were to sign for the Spanish giants. They are yet to agree a fee with United who are asking for £29m.
Spanish newspaper Marca claim United want €40m (£28.6m) for the Spain international but Real want a swap deal involving Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao but it is reported that United are not interested in the Spanish defender.
United have been linked with Real Madrid star Gareth Bale but Madrid have said that Bale will not be part of the deal to lure De Gea to the Bernabeu.
Madrid-based paper AS, meanwhile, report that De Gea will move to the Bernabeu regardless of whether Real’s current first choice goalkeeper Iker Casillas stays at the club or not.
Casillas is considering his future after a mixed season and battling Kaylor Navas for the number-one spot. A host of European clubs are after the Spaniard including Arsenal.
The reports in Spain have said that Madrid’s initial offer of £21.5m was turned down by United but it seems likely that De Gea will switch clubs come the summer.
LvG Talks De Gea
Old Trafford manager Louis van Gaal said: ‘I analyse his position and then I say he is Spanish, he is Spanish international, still behind (Iker) Casillas, now a Spanish club is coming, his girlfriend is Spanish, his father and mother come here every week or every two weeks so it is difficult.
‘He shall not leave us so easily because we have a great club. But he can go to another great club and that is for him to decide.
‘We have given a fantastic contract because we want him to stay. I think he has had a fantastic season.’
Written by Connor Breen