Manchester United value David De Gea at A?45 million and will demand to include Gareth Bale in the deal and other Real Madrid transfer stories from last week.
De Gea valued at A?45 million but Real Madrid will have to part with Bale
Real Madrid have been time and again linked with a move for David De Gea as Iker Casillasa form is deteriorating with each passing game. The Manchester United keeper is the apt replacement for the Spaniard as both have a similar style which relies on reflexes. De Gea has arguably been Manchester Uniteda s best player this season and now if he wants to leave the club, United will try to squeeze out as much money as they possibly can from Real Madrida s free spending president, Florentino Perez.
The Express reports that Manchester United have reportedly told Real Madrid that they will have to cough up A?45 million to land the youngster. However, the report also states that the Red Devils have demanded that to further discuss the deal, Real Madrid should be ready to make Gareth Bale available for them. The Welsh winger signed for a Los Blancosa in 2013 for a world-record fee believed to be in the region of A?86 million.
David De Geaa s contract with Manchester United comes to an end in 2016 and despite the club offering to increase his wages to A?200k-a-week, the keeper has not yet agreed to sign an extension. This means that if De Gea wishes to move to Spain in the summer, Real Madrid would have no problem in negotiating a deal for the keeper. Real Madrid could easily land the Spaniard for A?25-30 million and also refuse to sell Bale to the Premier League side. The move seems highly likely as Casillas is clearly not going to last in the line-up for long and Ancelotti does not seem to be a big fan of 2nd choice, Keylor Navas.
Ancelotti to lure Verratti to Spain
Apart from a good goalkeeper, Real Madrid are keen on signing a solid central midfielder who can add to the depth in the middle of the park. As reported earlier, a Los Blancosa have identified Italian youngster, Marco Verratti, to provide support for Kroos and Modric in the midfield role. Verratti has worked with Ancelotti at Paris Saint-Germain and the midfielder admires and respects the Real Madrid manager. Ancelotti could hold the key for Real Madrid in order to lure Verratti into joining the Spanish giants.
Ancelotti relies too much on Modric and Kroos and when Modric was injured this season, the Italian was left with no options good enough to take the Croatiana s place. The manager hardly trusts Illarramendi and the Spaniard might eye a move away from the club along with Khedira. Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva might also be loaned out in order to gain some minutes and improve. With Real Madrid most likely to lose three midfielders in the summer, a big-money signing is surely on the cards.
Verratti could be the next to join a The Galacticosa in the summer and with Paris Saint-Germain eyeing a move for Paul Pogba, they can be convinced into letting Verratti go to adhere to the Financial Fair Play Regulations.
Jose Luis Gaya slipping away
After purchasing right fullback, Danilo from FC Porto, Real Madrid are keen on bolstering the left side of the defence with another promising young prospect. Jose Luis Gaya has been repeatedly linked with a Real Madrid move and it was believed that the Spaniard will replace Coentrao. However, it has now emerged that the youngster will snub Real Madrid and extend his stay with Valencia.
“My renewal is at an advanced stage,” Gaya was quoted as saying by AS.
“Everything’s going well and there are only a few minor details that need tying up.”
This means that Valencia will be able to demand an outrageous amount for the 19-year olda s signature. This could repel Real Madrid from chasing the left-back and the Spanish giants may look at other options. With Fabio Coentrao and Alvaro Arbeloa highly likely to leave the club in summer, Real Madrid may set their eyes on David Alaba to fill the void.