Real Madrid will not retain their interest in luring David de Gea to La Liga this summer, according to Marca.
The Primera Division giants came close to signing the 25-year-old last summer, but a £29million deal collapsed on deadline day due to paperwork issues.
The Spaniard then signed a long-term deal with United, that ties him with the Red Devils until 2019, but he had a £30million release clause installed into his contract to keep the possibility of his Bernabeu dream switch alive.
However, the world-class shot-stopper may now have to remain in the Premier League, as Real have reportedly dropped their interest in De Gea, and are planning to stick with Keylor Navas, who has pulled Madrid out of trouble on numerous occasions this season.
Marca are quoting a senior Real Madrid official, who has reportedly told German news agency dpa that Real Madrid have dropped interest in David de Gea.
The quote read: “Keylor Navas is a fans’ favourite and his performances have been top-drawer. There is no need to search for another goalkeeper, and that includes De Gea.”