It has been reported that Real Madrid are ready to relent and meet Manchester United’s asking price for David de Gea.
El Confidencial claims that even the personal intervention of president Florentino Perez has failed to convince United to budge on their €40 million valuation.
Perez made a personal attempt last week, but United chief Ed Woodward insisted they would not lower their demands. The president also raised the prospect of a swap, but Woodward refused to consider anything but a straight cash deal.
Perez and fellow Real chiefs are now backing down and prepared to meet United’s €40 million assessment for De Gea.
United may offer some room to negotiate if Real agree to pay the fee in its entirety up front. But it’s now clear inside the Real boardroom that De Gea will only arrive this month if they meet United’s €40 million asking price.