Jorge Mendes has arrived at Manchester United with the intent of forcing through David de Gea's move to Real Madrid, reports The Sun.
The super agent was in town to wrap up Nicolas Otamendi's move to Manchester City, but has arranged to meet United officials over the ongoing stalemate between them and the Spanish club.
So far, United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and his hard-nosed approach have halted Real Madrid in their tracks. He is demanding in excess of £30million for the Spanish goalkeeper and has so far refused to lower his asking price.
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With the transfer window drawing to a close, it is looking more and more likely that the 24-year-old will have to see out the final months of his Manchester United contract and move to the Bernabeu on a free next summer.
However, Louis van Gaal has refused to play De Gea in United's opening three games of the season, proving that they are still open to selling him for the right price. Mendes is well aware of that and is hoping to use his strong relationship with Old Trafford officials to push through a deal.
As far as Real Madrid are concerned, a well-placed source has told the same report that they are certain De Gea will join them at some point in the current transfer window. The source also accepts that Los Blancos will not be paying £30m for a player they can sign for free in 10 months.
They said: “Things will gather pace now. Real Madrid are confident a deal will 100 per cent go through before the end of the month. De Gea will play for Real Madrid this season."
”Real Madrid do not want to cough up £30million for the Spain goalkeeper as he only has one year left on his United deal."