Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly handed his club a major boost, snubbing a £70million transfer to Real Madrid, according to sources in Spain.
The 27-year-old is one of the best players in the world in his position, and has been a crucial performer for the Red Devils since his arrival all the way back in 2011/12.
The report claims De Gea has already informed Real that he is not interested in a move, which could spark a renewed effort to sign Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, according to reports elsewhere.
Diario Gol have stated that Real gave De Gea a deadline by which to decide if he wants the move to the Bernabeu, and that Courtois would be their Plan B if that deal could not come to fruition.
With the Belgium international due to be out of contract until 2019, he looks a more realistic target for Los Blancos anyway at this stage.
Courtois was recently quoted in the Metro revealing that he was in no hurry to open talks over a new contract at Stamford Bridge, putting discussions off until the end of the season.