Manchester United have been given a massive boost in their bid to extend David de Gea's contract by his agent Jorge Mendes.
A report in Madrid-based broadsheet El Confidencial claims that the world's most prolific agent has had a sizeable fallout with Real Madrid over their failed pursuit of the Spanish goalkeeper.
The La Liga outfit left it very late to agree a £29million deal with Manchester United, who then chose to delay their response, leaving Bernabeu officials with too little time to complete the necessary paperwork.
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Real Madrid released an arsey statement claiming that Manchester United were completely at fault for the collapse but, according to this report, Mendes lays the blame squarely on Florentino Perez and his cronies.
Such is the power that Mendes wields, his fallout with Real Madrid is fantastic news for Manchester United, who still retain a faint hope of extending De Gea's contract.
The 24-year-old could leave Old Trafford for free when his current deal expires next summer, but having retained his services they are now set to reopen talks with him with regards to a new one.
Mendes, furious with Madrid, is ready to push his client towards a future at Old Trafford, significantly improving their chances of tying him down.
With so much money in the bank, Manchester United can afford to make De Gea the best paid goalkeeper in the world. Some reports say Ed Woodward was willing to offer him £200,000-a-week in May and the offer is likely to still be on the table.