Manchester United will make David de Gea a new contract offer to keep him at Old Trafford according to reports in Spain.
However the former Atletico Madrid will not accept the deal and will push for a move to Real Madrid before the window slams shut. De Gea has just one year left on his current contract with the Red Devils and has turned down the offer of an extension worth £200,000-per-week - a world record for his position.
The 24-year-old is said to have his heart set on a switch to the Bernabeu but talks have been dragging on and as it stands Manchester United won't sanction a sale unless they're offered a record-fee for a goalkeeper or Sergio Ramos is included as part of a swap deal.
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Reports have also suggested that Manchester United are willing to let him walk away for nothing next year if neither of those things happen, however they retain hope of keeping him at the club beyond the end of next season.
According to Spanish source Cadena Cope, the Red Devils will make an improved offer for De Gea which will further increase the record amount they are willing to offer him. They will return to the Champions League next season and a successful campaign at both home and abroad could persuade him that he can win trophies in the long-term at Old Trafford.
However as it stands De Gea is planning for life at Real Madrid next season and will reject any offer of an improved deal in order to force a move to the Bernabeu through.
The Spanish international has put his house in Manchester up for sale ahead of his anticipated move - although he is due back at Carrington to start pre-season training today with the rest of his Manchester United team-mates.
He was spotted in Madrid last week which sparked yet more rumours that he could be in town to sign on the dotted line - however when confronted he insisted that he would be returning to Old Trafford for the foreseeable future at least.
He told Cuatro: 'Real Madrid? I have to return to Manchester for pre-season,' after which he refused to answer any other questions regarding his future.
Manchester United have been pushing to seal a deal for Sergio Ramos separate from the De Gea deal, but have so far been unsuccessful.
The Spanish defender, who has two years on his contract remaining, has reportedly asked to leave Madrid and wants to join Manchester United. So far the Red Devils have had one offer worth just shy of £30 million turned down, with club president Florentino Perez wants at least €65 million to let the 29-year-old go.