David de Gea will “100%” be staying at Manchester United after Real Madrid ruled out appealing to La Liga to push through his proposed transfer to the Bernabeu.
For much of yesterday it seemed as though the goalkeeper would finally move to Los Blancos, who have been pursuing the Spaniard throughout recent months.
A deal was agreed between the two clubs, believed to be worth £29m with Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas coming the other way, but the paperwork was not filed in time.
Real were expected to appeal to La Liga to push the transfer through, but have decided against doing so as they are pessimistic about their chances, according to Sky Sports.
There is no precedent for Spanish clubs being given additional time to conclude transfers after the official deadline, which was 11pm yesterday, as there is in England.
UEFA have also confirmed that De Gea will now definitely be staying at Old Trafford, where he has one year left on his contract. The 24-year-old could leave on a free at the end of this season.
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