Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was reported to have officially been headed to Real Madrid, as the two teams agreed on a deal.
Man United planned to sell their star shot-stopper to Real Madrid in exchange for £29m and Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
However, this deal has fallen through as the paperwork is reported to have been submitted one minute past the transfer deadline.
De Gea is understood to be desperate for a move to Real Madrid, and it now leaves the Spanish international in an awkward position.
It is no secret that de Gea and manager Louis van Gaal have butted heads during the final phase of this ugly transfer saga.
The 24-year-old has been left out of the side by Van Gaal due to the transfer rumours being considered too big of a distraction.
If Man United can not find a loophole out of this mess, their season is sure to consist of an even uglier divorce between the two parties.
Here are reactions from Man United fans on this shocking development in the de Gea transfer soap opera.
@D_DeGea just stay , we need you ,,
— iMD OX (@MadoMd9) August 31, 2015
David de Gea will still go to Real for free next year, United getting played for fools either way
— Alex Offer (@AliOffer95) August 31, 2015
— Hesham Farrag (@Hesham_Farrag) August 31, 2015
I bet @D_DeGea‘s pilot is dizzy as fuck the amount of circles he’s done in the last hour.
— Leeum (@liamcorten) August 31, 2015
— Basseltakieddine (@basseltak) August 31, 2015