Real Madrid may put a halt to its chase for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, according to reports.
The La Liga giants remain extremely interested in the Spanish international, however The Times reports the club are unwilling to match Manchester United’s asking price which Real Madrid feel is exorbitant for a player in the final year of his contract.
It is understood United are demanding a world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper, eclipsing the £32.6m Juventus spent on Parma shot-stopper Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
Real Madrid may now wait until De Gea becomes a free agent at the end of next season, but it’s a risk considering the Red Devils have one year to change the 24-year-old’s mind.
With Iker Casillas joining FC Porto, Keylor Navas is the current Los Blancos number one and it remains to be seen if Rafael Benitez will dip into the transfer market for a quick fix until the possible arrival of De Gea.
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