Manchester United and Real Madrid have been fairly cordial over the negotiation of Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea. It is no secret that Real Madrid have identified De Gea as the natural replacement for stalwart Iker Casillas. However, they are well aware that Manchester United will not part with their Player of the Season so easily.
According to The Guardian, Real Madrid have already had an initial bid for De Gea turned down. Manchester United has made it clear that they are willing to part with the Spanish goalkeeper due to his willingness to play for his hometown team but, they will only consider a sale for the right price. That price, however, is still to be agreed upon. The Representatives of Manchester United have signaled their intent of gaining a first team player from Real Madrid along with a negotiated fee.
It was rumored that the Red Devils were interested in signing Gareth Bale. Now, it is rumored that United are eyeing 29-year-old Sergio Ramps. Ramos is currently under contract which could be bought out for £128 million. However, Manchester United are confident that with just two years left on his deal with Real Madrid could be tempted to use Ramos as incentive to land their target.
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De Gea’s Manchester United and Spanish teammate Juan Mata is not keen on seeing the goalkeeper swapping Madrid for Manchester. Mata, who also played for Real Madrid, said, “Lots of people ask me about him. He’s a friend and I want him to be happy. He’s currently one of the best goalkeepers in the world. From a selfish point of view, I would want to have him in my team.”
Manchester United are also interested in signing another center back, Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia. It remains to be seen whether they will pursue both Otamendi and Ramos however, a clear strategy has emerged for building their defense this transfer market.
It has also been reported that Manchester United is closing in on German midfield Bastian Schweinsteiger which would signal a return to manager Louis van Gala for the 30-year-old World Cup winner.
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