The Guardian reports that Manchester United are prepared to negotiate for David De Gea only if Real Madrid sell them Sergio Ramos.
De Gea is in Madrid for a long weekend but is expected back at Carrington on Monday to commence pre-season training but it is anticipated that his presence in the Spanish capital could accelerate negotiations, with all parties involved keen to resolve the matter before the clubs go on their respective pre-season tours.
As reported by Jamie Jackson :
Van Gaal views Ramos as being key to strengthening his defence and important for the leadership qualities he will add to the United dressing room. Unlike United’s pursuit of Cesc Fàbregas when he was at Barcelona in summer 2013, the club is relaxed about whether Ramos may be using its interest to draw a lucrative new contract at the Bernabéu. This is due to Real’s wish to sign De Gea to replace Iker Casillas as their No1 goalkeeper.
If Ramos, who has been at Real for 10 years and has a contract that expires in 2017, is not sold to United then De Gea will not be allowed to be bought.
This comes shortly after a report by the Telegraph that Ramos is ‘determined’ to leave Madrid, according to stories in Spain.
They also claim that United’s second offer for the defender, believed to be £42.5m, has been rejected.