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David de Gea could sign six-month Man United extension to wait for Real Madrid

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Manchester United's David de Gea finds himself continually linked with a move to Real Madrid, and the latest rumours from Spain suggest that Jorge Mendes will attempt to negotiate a deal that provides a solution to an obstacle currently standing in the way of the goalkeeper’s proposed transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Reports yesterday claimed that Real were in a predicament with regards to their pursuit of De Gea, as they know they can’t hope to land the 24-year-old whilst Iker Casillas still remains at the club.

Problems with a move

The Spanish legend, now 33, isn’t in any hurry to leave, and Real have to approach the situation carefully, but the only way they can ensure De Gea is their next Galactico is if they make room for him in the summer.

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Running parallel to that issue is the fact that United are busy trying to tie their star man to a new deal, and it’s said they’re willing to make him the most well-paid goalkeeper in the world to convince him to sign.

La Razon claims

And yet Spanish newspaper La Razon insists that Mendes, known throughout the football world as an elite negotiator, is planning to have his client sign a temporary new deal with United, in order to give Real the time to offload Casillas.

Confused yet? Don’t worry, you’re not the only ones. Whether or not Mendes will be successful in his endeavours - claims yesterday had it pegged that he’s busy negotiating with United’s Ed Woodward at the moment - remains to be seen, but until an end is brought to the ongoing saga the speculation on De Gea’s future isn’t going anywhere.

Real intent

After all, the Spain international is considered the perfect replacement for Casillas at the Bernabeu, and Los Blancos president Florentino Perez isn’t usually a man to be denied in the transfer market. Even if it costs them substantially more to sign De Gea after he’s put pen to paper on a new contract they don’t look likely to hesitate, which should give United’s negotiators plenty to worry about.

United fans, what do you think to this latest update from Spain? Feasible, or not at all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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