You sort of knew it was coming, didn’t you? The impasse between Manchester United and Real Madrid over David De Gea and Sergio Ramos has led to an eerie silence. Some suggest United are preparing a second bid, some are suggesting it was already made. £28m, £30m, £32m, £35m, £42.5m, all figures being scattered everywhere with no-one – seemingly – knowing what is actually happening.
But, in the absence of news to accelerate the proceedings, what better than a third party – ie. Manchester City, according to the Mirror – to grease the wheel. City apparently want Sergio Ramos, in a move of reckless abandon to the problems they already have with their European quota which is seeing them scrabble around for £8m Fabien Delph. Has this news been leaked by City themselves or by Real Madrid, keen to drive the price up or put United off? If City’s interest is genuine, it will be interesting to see how it pans out if Ramos leaves the club.
The Daily Star tell us that David De Gea has AGREED a move to Real Madrid.
Their story closes with :
Marca claim De Gea agreed personal terms last month. He was offered £200,000-a-week at United but turned that down to take a pay-cut at the Bernabeu.
The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of next season.
United will let him leave for nothing if Real don’t fork out top dollar.
Where’s the news?
We’ll tell you, it’s nowhere. Everyone’s waiting for it.
Players linked to United : Dani Alves, Hugo Lloris, Mats Hummels, Nathaniel Clyne, Gareth Bale, Morgan Schneiderlin, Nicolas Otamendi, Felipe Anderson, Petr Cech, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Gaitan, Ilkay Gundogan, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Bastian Schweinstiger, Harry Kane, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Muslera, Asmir Begovic, David Alaba, Carlos Bacca, Arturo Vidal, Joseph Colley, Gonzalo Higuain, Radja Nainggolan, Gregory van der Wiel, Mario Mandzukic, Christian Eriksen ’89, Roberto Dourado, Roberto Firmino, Memphis Depay, Jasper Cillessen, John Stones, Paul Pogba, Thomas Muller, Axel Witsel, Freddy Guarin, Seamus Coleman, Fabinho, Romelu Lukaku, Raphael Varane, Stefan De Vrij, Jerome Boateng, Dayot Upamecano, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal, Arda Turan, Jordi Alba, Seamus Coleman, Edinson Cavani