Manchester United will not sell goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid if transfer target Sergio Ramos signs a new deal with the Spanish giants.
This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who claim Red Devils chiefs would rather keep hold of their No.1 for the 2015/16 season, and still hold hope that the shot-stopper will sign a new deal with the club if they have a successful campaign under the guidance of Louis van Gaal next term.
It appears, then, that Manchester United will only listen to offers for De Gea if Ramos heads in the opposite direction in this summer's transfer window.
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De Gea, who has secured back-to-back Player of the Year awards at Old Trafford, is recognised as one of the leading young 'keepers in world football, and it appears that the club want to keep him ahead of the new season.
It appears that, with the 24-year-old set to run out of contract next summer, they'd rather let him leave on a free transfer next year.
New deal still possible
In fact, according to the same report, it appears that the club's hierarchy will keep a new deal on the table for the goalkeeper, but are well aware that he's more than likely going to return to the Spanish capital in 2016.
Having previously starred at Atletico, it appears that De Gea has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, who are seemingly determined to secure his services in the near future.
Manchester United, though, aren't going to give up on their No.1 without a fight, and it appears that this transfer saga could go on for some time to come yet.
And United chiefs are right to keep hold of De Gea for another year. At the end of the day, if they sell to Real now, then they wouldn't exactly be getting huge amounts of money for him, and he would no doubt repay the club with his performances on the pitch in 2015/16.
With De Gea between the sticks, the Red Devils stand a greater chance of securing success on both the domestic and European scene, so you can hardly blame the club for their stubborn approach.
It would also give new goalkeeper Sergio Romero a full year to settle in, and make a name for himself in Manchester before taking on the No.1 role.
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