Mourinho Tells David De Gea ‘He Can Leave Man Utd’, Real Madrid Confident Of A £60M Deal
‘The Special One’ has revealed that he will not force any player to stay put at Man Utd against their will, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
The Spanish goalkeeper has displayed incredible form for the Red Devils in the last few seasons and has been a long-time target for La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Real Madrid hierarchy have now reignited their interest in De Gea after they failed to convince Thibaut Courtois, who made it clear that he wants to stay put at current Premier League leaders Chelsea.
And now the Spanish giants want to lure away the Spain No1 back to his homeland in order to replace Keylor Navas.
Los Blancos almost signed De Gea in 2015, before the defending Champions League champions laid the blame on a faulty fax machine for failing to rope in the Spanish keeper from Man Utd at the 11th hour.
Sources reveal that it seems that Mourinho is willing to let De Gea part ways with Manchester United but the Portuguse manager has made up his mind that he will not sell any player for less than what he assumes to be their exact market value in the transfer market.
Real Madrid are keen on roping in a new No 1 in the summer transfer window and De Gea tops their wish list. But sources have also revealed that the La Liga giants are also monitoring the availability of AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.
De Gea had signed a new bumper deal at Man Utd when his expected move to Real Madrid fell through in 2015 and his fresh United contract included a clause giving Real first refusal.
But Foottheball sources reveal that Real Madrid are now confident of roping in their long-term target and are eyeing a to launch €60million bid for the Spaniard.
De Gea left La Liga in 2011 where he had proved his mettle for Real’s city rivals Atletico.