Real Madrid end interest in Man Utd star – report

Date published: Wednesday 7th June 2017 9:08

Real Madrid have pulled the plug on their bid to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, according to a report in Spain.

De Gea’s £65million price tag has put off the Champions League winners, according to Marca with the La Liga champions deciding to put their faith in Keylor Navas.

Real almost landed De Gea in 2015, only for a dodgy fax machine to be blamed for the deal falling through at the last minute.

However, De Gea remained on Madrid president Florentino Perez’s wanted list and recent speculation has seen De Gea heavily linked with a return to the Spanish capital.

De Gea is said to be keen on a return to Madrid but United have always remained confident of keeping the player, although the Sunday Times recently claimed United would be open to a swap with Alvaro Morata part of the transfer.

The report claimed United would discount De Gea’s fee by £43m if they were able to get the forward as part of the deal.

But Marca now claim Real Madrid have decided not to pursue De Gea this summer because of the price tag set by United.

Interest in AC Milan starlet Gianluigi Donnarumma has also been canned with Real keen to support Navas and his deputy Kiko Casilla.

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