Man United have reportedly demanded €40m from Real Madrid if they wish to sign Spanish international goalkeeper David De Gea.
According to Marca, United boss Louis Van Gaal will not allow his number one ‘keeper to leave as the club has no intention of selling him.
However, if they are forced into a situation where it would be better to part company, the Premier League giants will not allow the Spaniard to leave for anything less than the price-tag that they have put on him.
It is also reported by the Spanish publication that United believe that the longer they hang on to De Gea, the more likely it will be that they will receive assurances from Madrid that they will sell Sergio Ramos to them this summer.
In contrast, if they were to allow De Gea to leave now, they would lose a key bargaining chip in negotiations, and so the clubs are potentially heading for a stand off until one breaks.
Ramos has previously suggested that he only wants to move to Old Trafford this summer, but he was seen at a team meeting earlier this week with president Florentino Perez despite reports that the pair had fallen out.