Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes wants Manchester United to complete the signing of Radamel Falcao before speaking with the club over the future of David de Gea, according to the Telegraph.
Mendes, who is the agent of both Falcao and De Gea, reportedly wants the deal to be completed before the end of this month, despite concerns from United.
Mixed start for Falcao
Falcao, who joined the Red Devils on a season-long loan deal from French outfit Monaco this past summer, has made a mixed start to his Old Trafford career. In truth, the Colombian hit-man has struggled to hit the ground running on English soil, but has started to prove himself in recent weeks.
However, despite United having agreed personal terms and a £43.2m deal to sign the player, the club are yet to sanction the transfer.
It appears, then, that the Red Devils will have to wait before sitting down with goalkeeper David de Gea over extending his current deal with the club.
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The Spanish international, who has been without a doubt the club's standout player over the last 18 months, runs out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of next season, but it appears that the club remain relaxed over his future at the club.
De Gea, of course, has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid in recent time, with Bernabeu boss Carlo Ancelotti seemingly having identified the shot-stopper as the man he wants to replace veteran Iker Casillas at the club.
De Gea confidence
United, though, seem confident that they will eventually tie De Gea down to a new deal, but they may well have to wait until the end of the season to complete it.
The Red Devils' immediate attention, however, will turn to this weekend's Premier League clash with Southampton as they go in search of maintaining their unbeaten run. De Gea and Falcao, meanwhile, look set to star once again for Van Gaal's side on home soil on Sunday.
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