Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has revealed his belief that Man United goalkeeper David De Gea will leave before the window closes.
De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid all summer, and United boss Louis Van Gaal has in turn left him out of his squad so far this season.
While the Dutchman claims that the shot stopper is not focused, that has fuelled speculation that the Spanish international is still pushing for a return to his homeland.
Balague believes that he will get his wish, but it may go down to the wire with the transfer deadline fast approaching next week.
“On De Gea: he feels, and so does Real Madrid, that the deal will happen. But United insist he is not going anywhere. That will go down to the wire,” he said in a Sky Sports Q&A.
It remains to be seen where De Gea is at the start of next month, but Van Gaal has previously suggested that if he is still at Old Trafford in September, then he would regain his place.
However, Sergio Romero will make life difficult for him, particularly considering that the summer signing has four clean sheets in five games so far this year.