Manchester United have revealed the club did not want to sell David de Gea to Real Madrid as the messy fallout over the collapsed deal continues.
It appeared De Gea was set for a move to the Bernabeu after a £29m deal that also saw Keylor Navas head in the opposite direction to Old Trafford was reportedly agreed.
However, it is understood the required documents to complete the deal were not filed before the closure of the European transfer window on Monday night.
According to ESPNFC, Real Madrid blamed Manchester United for not opening negotiations until the final day, however, the Red Devils believe it was up to the Spanish club to push the deal as the Premier League side’s “preference was not to sell”.
De Gea will now be forced to remain at Old Trafford until at least January where Real Madrid will have another opportunity to sign the 24-year-old.
Should the two clubs not reach an agreement, it appears De Gea will move to Real Madrid as a free agent at the end of the current season.
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