Man United unwilling to bring down £35m valuation of Real Madrid target

Manchester United have no intention of bringing down their £35million valuation of Real Madrid target David de Gea, according to reports from the Mirror.

The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Real the past season, and the Spain number one is eager to return to his home country.

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With just 12 months remaining on his current contract, the La Liga giants were hoping the Red Devils would allow him to leave on a cheaper fee.

However, United are unwilling to compromise on their £35million price tag, insisting that any bid for their star shot-stopper will have to surpass the current £32million world record goalkeeper transfer fee held by Gianluigi Buffon.

During discussions, Man United tried to demand Sergio Ramos in a potential swap deal for De Gea, but the 10-time European champions were themselves unwilling to let the centre-back leave lower than their own £65million valuation.

De Gea played 43 games in all competitions last season, keeping 14 clean sheets.