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Transfer balls: De Gea stops dreaming as Ramos ‘agrees’ Manchester United pay cut

by | 7th, July 2015

de gea real madridTransfer Balls: A look at Manchester United David De Gea in the news. The papers are reading his mind.

The Sun says De Gea’s “dream move to Real Madrid came a big step closer as Iker Casillas agreed to leave for Porto”.

Keeper De Gea’s fears of a dressing-room power-battle with the Bernabeu legend held up his exit from Manchester United.

No. They didn’t. De Gea’s fears have had no impact on any of it. What’s delaying the transfer is not what De Gea fears and dreams of (and when did the Sun become mind readers?). It’s the fee:

But Casillas’ departure will clear the way for Real to nab De Gea — if they get nearer United’s £25million price tag.

And as for Casillas’s “agreed” move to Porto, well reading on the Sun says the Spanish goalkeeper hasn’t agreeed to move anywhere.

Casillas’ agent Carlo Cutropia confirmed: “Iker is interested in Porto and Porto are interested in Iker.”

The Manchester Evening News says “United are maintaining their resolute attitude that keeper De Gea and Real Madrid defender Ramos will not both be at the Bernabeu next season.”

Indeed, the Metro says Ramos has “already agreed a bumper four-year deal with the Old Trafford club worth £150,000-a-week. The 29-year-old looks certain to leave the Bernabeu this summer and now all that needs to be agreed is a fee for the defender.”

But the Express says Real Madrid have offered Ramos £200,000 to stay.

So much for Ramos facts.

But what about the fee for De Gea? The Sun says Man United want £25m:

The Reds £20m buy from Atletico Madrid in 2011 has remained tight-lipped about his future all summer and the club want a world record fee of £33m-plus for a keeper to even consider allowing him to return to his home city.

The Mirror also focuses on De Gea’s mind:

David De Gea told to put Real Madrid out of his mind and focus on Manchester United’s pre-season

And on that fee?

United are adamant he will not be sold unless the Spanish club are willing to pay a world record fee of £35million for a keeper.

Such are the facts…

 



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