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Louis van Gaal: Real Madrid must pay big for David de Gea

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Louis van Gaal has warned Real Madrid that they will have to pay big money if they want to sign David de Gea this summer.

The Manchester United manager left De Gea out of his squad for their opening Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur as a result of the goalkeeper's desire to leave.

Having already refused to sign a new contract with the club, the 24-year-old has done everything to force his way out of Old Trafford, but is yet to see the two clubs agree a fee.

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Van Gaal says that is because Real Madrid have so far failed to offer what Manchester United are demanding and has insisted that De Gea will be staying unless they do so.

"I cannot say [when De Gea's future will be settled] because I'm not the most important part -- that is the player and the club that wants to buy him," Van Gaal told BT Sport.

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"He is our best player for three years chosen by the fans and we cannot let him go easily -- we have to spend a lot of money for the players we want to buy.

"We want to keep him of course. I don't want to interfere in that because it's not the place and it's not your business neither."

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The situation

Leaving De Gea out of Saturday's game was seen as a clear indication that he is on his way to the Bernabeu, but it seems that despite Van Gaal's decision, a deal is no closer to being agreed.

Ed Woodward is still demanding £35million, but Real Madrid are only prepared to to offer £25m. They could hold off their interest for 12 months and sign him for nothing next summer, but they have already sold their No1 goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

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