David de Gea wants Manchester United stay, fans react
- Mark Hansen
However it is reported by The Guardian neither party are interested in a transfer with Madrid, with de Gea settled in Manchester and United's automatic inclusion in next season's Champions League stages for the first time since 2013 is being used as a valuable bargaining chip.
Will de Gea stay at United?
Real Madrid would have to play a world-record fee even if De Gea made it clear he wanted to return to Spain.
The BBC states that United are perfectly than aware of the tactics being used once more, and the report notes that such media coverage is usually "the prelude to a concerted effort to sign a player when a club knows negotiations are not going to be straightforward".
The Spanish worldwide then signed a new long term deal, and has another two years left to run on his contract.
Mourinho drafted in De Gea's mentor at former club Atletico Madrid, Emilio Alvarez, to assist goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro and keep De Gea happy and settled. Fast forward to 2017 and the club has lifted 3 major trophies in the last 12 months.
But despite being overlooked for the final in Stockholm in favour of No. 2 Sergio Romero, De Gea is not agitating for a move away from Old Trafford.
Unless De Gea rocks the good ship United-and the suggestion is he won't do that-then United, swimming in television money and sponsorship revenue, has no need to let him go.
When asked asked about when Red Devils fans can expect to see De Gea again, Mourinho said: "David?"