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Keeper David De Gea offered £12million by Real Madrid to leave Man United

SPORTS By Mirror | August 17th 2015

England: David De Gea will be handed a staggering £12m signing-on fee by Real Madrid if he sits out the final year of his contract.

The Spanish giants are desperate to sign the Manchester United keeper during this window - but there is a massive financial incentive for De Gea to go on a free next year.

It could leave United as big losers because they would miss out on a huge fee for De Gea if they continue to play hardball over his move.

Madrid want to pay around £25m this summer but United are asking for a much bigger price in excess of £35m.

United boss Louis Van Gaal is also fuming that they were not able to get Sergio Ramos as part of the De Gea deal.

It has become clear that Ramos has used United’s interest as a negotiating tool for a new contract at Real Madrid and now seems certain to stay.

De Gea wants to go to Real Madrid and his advisers know what is on offer if he moves this summer - or if he is forced to wait until next summer.

It is also understood that he is unhappy at suggestions he did not want to play for United during the transfer saga and insists he was ready to play.

Van Gaal’s decision to go public on De Gea has also left the Spanish keeper hung out to dry with the United fans.

De Gea, 24, is upset that his relationship with United fans is being threatened by the public fall-out but ultimately wants to move back to Spain.

Real Madrid are determined to get it done this window - but it is clear that they will wait until next year if they have to when they can get him for free. It means the player will cash in rather than United getting a big fee.

The riches on offer for De Gea at Real Madrid mean that the Spanish keeper is certain to leave - and now it is just a matter of when and for how much.

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