Jose Mourinho Demands £100m From Real Madrid For David De Gea

Manchester United's David De Gea celebrates after the game.

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Jose Mourinho reportedly held talks with Real Madrid officials, where he asked them to pay £100m for David De Gea’s services. 

According to a the Daily Star, the Manchester United boss has conveyed to Real Madrid that they will have to cough up either £100m, or £45m plus Morata, for signing De Gea.

The two European heavyweights have been indulged in a bargain battle with each other as they seek to sign players in between them.

Earlier, Real had slapped a £70m price tag on their want-away striker Alvaro Morata, who is believed to be have already agreed terms with Manchester United.


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However, in order to knock Real Madrid’s asking price down, the Portuguese coach has proposed a swap deal, where he wants £45m plus Morata to let go of Los Blancos’ long-term goalkeeping target in De Gea.

Zinedine Zidane, on the other hand, is refusing to meet Mourinho’s demands, as the French manager seems to have cooled his interest in the Spaniard. The Real Madrid boss has also asked club president Florentino Perez to drop his pursuit of the shot-stopper.

Both Real Madrid and Manchester United are tangled in a battle where they are waiting for the other to retreat.

The transfer history between the two clubs is also not the smoothest, as the Red Devils remarkably failed to complete the paperwork in time when De Gea’s return to the Spanish capital was thwarted on the deadline day in the summer of 2015.

The current situation also suggests that any of the aforementioned transfers are far from finalized.

 



Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.

 

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  1. Akera Michael on June 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    staunch Manchester United fan in Uganda. Plz more transfer update

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