Real Madrid are officially back in for David de Gea after making a £60million bid for the Manchester United goalkeeper.
The Mirror report that United are determined to keep hold of the Spanish international, despite the fact that they agreed a £29million fee for him in 2015. Real’s latest offer would have smashed the current world record fee for a goalkeeper, which has only just been broken by Manchester City’s new signing Ederson.
Since Jose Mourinho’s arrival, the club’s stance has evidently changed and they are hugely reluctant to lose any key players as they continue to rebuild.
And the Red Devils are confident they can retain the services of the man acknowledged in many quarters to be the world’s best stopper, because he isn’t pushing for a transfer.
It doesn’t appear to be in De Gea’s nature to force a move, which puts United in a strong position.
Zinedine Zidane is looking to replace current Los Blancos number one Keylor Navas, and De Gea was the obvious choice given that he has already proved himself in La Liga during his previous stint at Atletico Madrid.
It remains to be seen if and when Real return with another offer, though there is no guarantee that United would accept it.