The two giants from England and Spain were almost involved in a sensational swap deal two years ago, which would have seen David De Gea and Keylor Navas (plus cash) head in the opposite directions.
However, as per Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, the Red Devils are no longer interested in accepting Navas in exchange for their primary goalkeeper, no matter how much money Real Madrid offer along with their shot-stopper’s services.
According to recent reports, Los Blancos seem to have renewed their interest in signing Spain’s no. 1 goalkeeper, much to the annoyance of Manchester United’s management and fans alike.
But United now have no intention whatsoever of parting ways with the 26-year-old, due to the fact that their primary candidates to replace the Spaniard are no longer available, as Gianluigi Donnarumma has signed a new contract with AC Milan, and Jan Oblak is unlikely to leave the transfer-banned Atletico Madrid.
Furthermore, the Premier League giants themselves believe that they are in a strong position in this transfer saga, as De Gea still has two years left on his Old Trafford contract, and he is more than content with life in Manchester under Jose Mourinho’s management.
Real Madrid are still willing to try their luck by submitting a £60 million offer for the Spaniard, but with no valuable outfield player offered in return, along with the strained relationship shared by the clubs, Manchester United are sure to turn down the bid without any second thoughts.
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.