David de Gea could be set for another year between the sticks at Manchester United, however that does not signal the end of Real Madrid's pursuit of the Spaniard.
According to Marca, Madrid are still pressing to strike a deal with United, but are happy to allow the former Atletico man to see out the remaining 12 months of his deal at Old Trafford.
Supposedly a pact has been drawn up between the club and the 24-year-old that would see him pocket €5 million, the equivalent of one year's salary at Madrid, and join the club next summer.
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The 32 time Spanish champions are still keen on bringing De Gea to the club before the start of the season, but have hit a stumbling block over Man United's valuation of £30 million for the 24-year-old.
The €5m fee would be classed as a signing on fee with De Gea arriving on a free transfer once his contract in Manchester has run down. The salary for the Spaniard dwarfs that of his current deal with Louis van Gaal's men, which stands at £75,000 a week.
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With United signing a wealth of talent this summer it could be possible for De Gea to believe his future lies at Old Trafford but the signing on fee would nullify any possibility of that and guarantee the long term replacement for Iker Casillas.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal set a deadline for any deal involving the Spaniard to be complete before United's pre-season tour, which began on Monday and it appears the two clubs were always some way off agreeing a free, with Madrid offering £13 million for his services.
United appear to be getting tough with their player of the year following Madrid's failure to match their valuation and with preparations for the new season in full swing De Gea may have to wait another season to don the colours of the famous Madrid club.
Sergio Ramos is still a high profile target for the Red Devils and any deal involving the new Madrid captain could see De Gea heading in the other direction. Transfer dealings are far from done this summer and negotiations between these two clubs have never been straight forward.
With the recent sale of Los Blancos legend Casillas to FC Porto, Madrid will be desperate to bring in a replacement for the upcoming season and could turn their attention to Espanyol's Kiko Casilla with Keylor Navas already on the books.
United have goalkeeping problems of their own with Victor Valdes' career in the North West seemingly over after two cup appearances and that decision could prove vital in the future of De Gea as United continue to look after their own interests.