Reports are out claiming that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has made it clear he wants David de Gea to stay.
The Spanish international goalkeeper continues to be linked with Real Madrid.
“It [contract talks] takes a long time now,” van Gaal said.
“It can always happen – I am not the boss. I want him to stay, but I’ve explained that the player is the boss – he can say yes or no.”
When pressed by journalists, the manager added: “You have to ask David De Gea, not me. He has to sign; we have offered him a lot of money.”