Neither Real Madrid or Manchester United are willing to budge as negotiations over deals for Sergio Ramos and David de Gea continue.
As it stands both clubs are asking for big prices to sanction a move according to reports, and Marca say that negotiations are at a standstill for the time being.
De Gea is out of contract as of next year and has refused to put pen to paper on a new deal offered £200,000-per-week amidst claims that he is desperate to return to Spain. Madrid are believed to have had one offer worth £18 million rejected, while Manchester United are demanding a fee in excess of £32 million - a world record fee for a goalkeeper.
The Red Devils meanwhile are said to have had an offer worth around £28 million for Ramos turned down, and while Madrid won't enforce his €180 million release clause they do want a fee in the region of €65 million.
Marca add that Real Madrid are keen to keep the two transfers separate and won't discuss a swap deal for the two.
That could prove to be an issue for Madrid as according to reports Manchester United are willing to let De Gea walk away for nothing next year rather than sell him now - and the only leverage they have is Ramos.
The Spanish defender's situation is slightly different because he has two years remaining on his contract, however he is said to have informed the powers that be at the Bernabeu that he wants to leave because he hasn't been offered an extension.
The Red Devils have put together a contract package worth €55 million and Ramos is said to favour a switch to Old Trafford, however as it stands a deal is nowhere near being agreed.
This is the saga that will run and run all summer long. Neither team wants to lose face and have put high price tags on their players in an attempt to get the upper hand in negotiations too, and while there is plenty of time available neither needs to budge.
As often happens with these things when time becomes more pressing the deal tends to get done. Unfortunately that means months more of speculation still to come.
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