British media outlet Sky Sports is reporting that Manchester United have rejected a world record bid of £60 million from Real Madrid for their number one goalie David De Gea.
According to the source, Real Madrid offered the bid which is more than three times the amount the Red Devils signed the shot-stopper from Atletico Madrid in 2011, and almost double the highest amount ever paid to sign a goalkeeper, but the Red Devils turned it down.
Real Madrid came agonisingly close to signing De Gea in the summer of 2015 but the deal fell through after some paper works needed to pull the deal through were not submitted before the close of the transfer window. They feel they have an opportunity to do it early now and avoid such drama this season.
Manchester United are believed to have rejected the bid because they have not yet identified a credible replacement for De Gea. Although Jose Mourinho has given the second choice keeper Sergio Romero increased responsibility this season, the Portuguese still does not trust the Argentine’s ability to take over the first team responsibility on a full-time basis.