The Mirror reports that Louis Van Gaal is resigned to selling David De Gea to Real Madrid this summer despite the protracted transfer saga having dragged on until only a week before the start of the Premier League season.
The Manchester United goalkeeper has only one year left on his Old Trafford contract, and although the clubs have not agreed on a fee for the Spanish shot stopper, Louis Van Gaal has reportedly told the United board that they should sell him now rather than let him leave on a free transfer next summer.
The Dutch manager is aware that the situation might be affecting De Gea’s performances between the sticks for United and has apparently decided that it’s time to sell the goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, the Metro reports that Sergio Ramos’s ‘favouriting’ of a tweet is causing a stir as David De Gea is left out of Manchester United’s promotional campaign for their new kit.
The daily believes that this is a sign that De Gea is on his way to the Manchester United exit door, though perhaps – given reports earlier this summer that United wanted Ramos as part of the De Gea deal – there’s even more to that tweet than a hint that De Gea will be joining Real this summer.