Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent, is confident that a deal will be struck as the transfer window draws to a close. The two clubs are now thought to be thrashing out an agreement and have reportedly agreed a fee.
United Reportedly Agree to Sell De Gea as Mendes Pushes Deal
Monday, Aug. 31
Eurosport UK passed along a report from Marca stating that Manchester United agreed to sell De Gea for a fee in the range of €30-35 million, noting that Keylor Navas could come to Old Trafford as part of the agreement.
“According (to AS), finally (the) clubs seem (to be) talking,” tweeted Bleacher Report’s Guillem Balague earlier in the day. “I’d say Jorge Mendes is making sure communication takes place.”
As ESPN FC’s Miguel Delaney previously relayed, according to reports in Spain, Mendes has given Madrid president Florentino Perez “a ‘personal guarantee’ De Gea will happen.” Delaney noted El Confidencial’s statement that Mendes staked his reputation on it.
“Intriguingly, if Madrid don’t sign De Gea this year they will have to pay the keeper €10 million because of a penalty clause in agreement with the club,” relayed Marco Ruiz of AS.
Marca’s Carlos Carpio noted on Aug. 18 that both Madrid boss Rafa Benitez and Perez “included” De Gea in their final squad plans for the season.
A take-it-or-leave-it bid of £21.2 million was submitted on Aug. 10, according to Jack Wilson of the Daily Star, but United will not budge from their £35 million valuation of the player, according to a July 2 report from David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror.
Van Gaal Denies De Gea Exit Speculation
Saturday, Aug. 22
“We won’t sell David De Gea,” Van Gaal said prior to his side’s draw with Newcastle United, per Barbara Quesada of AS. “When Manchester United wants a player, he shall come, [except]when the club won’t sell. OK, then it’s the same with us. We are not selling De Gea. It’s the same.”
The manager added they would revisit De Gea’s situation on September 1, when the transfer window closes.
Van Gaal is clearly growing tired of the situation surrounding his goalkeeper. He confessed on July 30, per Simon Stone of BBC Sport: “We have a situation that is not favourable for David De Gea, neither for us and neither for the club that, maybe, he wants to go.”
On Aug. 13, Stone reported De Gea told coaches he was “not eager to play” in United’s opening game of the season against Tottenham. As a result, Van Gaal vowed not to pick the Spain international until the transfer window was shut.
In another latest transfer news from Old Trafford, Adnan Janujaz has signed a loan deal with Bundesliga giants Borrusia Dortmund
Pleased to sign for Dortmund ? ! Looking forward to new season ?⚽️ pic.twitter.com/dhEOhz45i5
— Adnan Januzaj (@adnanjanuzaj) August 31, 2015
Source : BleacherReport