Real Madrid have reportedly been holding peace talks with goalkeeper Keylor Navas this afternoon.
Los Blancos wanted to use the Costa Rican international as a makeweight in a deal for Manchester United star David de Gea which collapsed in the final minutes of the transfer window.
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The paperwork for the part-exchange deal, worth a reported £29m, was not submitted to La Liga before Monday’s 11pm deadline in Spain, with the clubs blaming each other for the move breaking down.
Navas was signed by Madrid last summer after an impressive 2014 World Cup, but largely acted as deputy to Iker Casillas, who has since left for Porto, in his first season at the Bernabeu.
He has been made number one by Rafael Benitez at the start of this campaign and has been well backed by Madrid’s supporters, but Real were willing to let him go in order to obtain long-term target De Gea.
Spanish TV station Cuatro understands that Real president Florentino Perez and general marketing director Jose Angel Sanchez held a two-hour meeting with Navas today in which they apologised.
Navas has been excused from joining up with Costa Rica this week to “tend to his club situation”.
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