Report: De Gea deal falls through

Date published: Tuesday 1st September 2015 11:03

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea's proposed move to Real Madrid has reportedly fallen through after the necessary paperwork was not filed in time.

It is believed that the two clubs had agreed on a £29 million deal that would see De Gea join the Spanish giants, with Keylor Navas heading in the opposite direction.

However, with the Spanish transfer window closing on Monday night local time, it appears that the paperwork was not completed in time for the deal to be completed.

Sky Sports' Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague said the following of the situation: "The news is the documentation was not done on time. David de Gea was at his girlfriend's house waiting, Keylor Navas was waiting, everything was signed and sent to Manchester but the stories coming out of the Spanish media are that Manchester United sent the paperwork back at 12.01pm Spanish time, so past the deadline.

"Everything was agreed, there was a little bit of a battle of figures, but everybody was waiting in their places. The Bernabeu was full of people, but the documents signed by Real Madrid and Keylor Navas did not come back from Manchester United on time.

"The Spanish media are fuming and saying this is revenge for what happened with Sergio Ramos (not going to Old Trafford)."

It is believed that both United and Real will look to appeal to have the deal pushed through, with the relevant governing bodies set to look into the matter on Tuesday.

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