Manchester United are expecting an offer from Real Madrid for goalkeeper David De Gea.
The Reds’ pursuit of Sergio Ramos looks to be over after reports that the defender wants to sign a new contract in Madrid and it was widely expected that such a development would mean that Florentino Perez would accept that he would have to land David De Gea next summer.
However, with United having signed Sergio Romero, Perez is expected to test the waters with a straight cash offer, in the hope that Louis van Gaal would prefer to cash in than lose the goalkeeper for nothing.
Spanish reports suggest that Jorge Mendes, De Gea’s agent, has gone to China to help facilitate the potential transfer.
United understand that they cannot keep the Spanish No 1 at Old Trafford against his will given that they risk losing him next season for nothing, and according to Spanish newspaper AS Real will renew their efforts to land De Gea this summer.
With United no longer able to include Ramos as part of the deal, Real hope that a cash-only fee will convince Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward, United’s manager and executive vice-chairman respectively, to part ways with De Gea and allow him to secure a move back to his homeland.
David De Gea in training with Manchester United David De Gea in training with Manchester United Fellow Spanish outlet Marca revealed that De Gea’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has travelled to China to negotiate a move that could be secured in the coming weeks. United have already moved to secure Argentina’s international goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a free transfer after he left Sampdoria at the end of last season, and while he appeared to be a replacement for Victor Valdes who is set to be sold, he could yet prove to be De Gea’s successor as first choice at the club.