Real Madrid to Renew Pursuit of David De Gea

Cheryl Sanders
July 18, 2017

Ander Herrera has denied rumours that he will be joining Barcelona any time soon when speaking to the Spanish press after Manchester United's 5-2 win over LA Galaxy in a pre-season friendly.

His performances were said to have attracted the attention of Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde who worked with him at Athletic Bilbao.

However, the United midfielder has now put an end to speculation saying he was not willing to leave the club this summer at any cost.

Ander Herrera has admitted he "started to think" he would be playing alongside Alvaro Morata next season before Manchester United opted to sign Romelu Lukaku instead. "I prefer to have him with me, so I will do everything possible to have him here".

Recent reports have suggested that Real Madrid plan to test Jose Mourinho's resolve over the Spaniard with a gargantuan bid for his services at the Bernabeu. They are the strongest team right now, they've won the last two Champions Leagues, but a Super Cup final always motivates you. We do not determine what the price is of a player of Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that.

"Getting back into the Champions League was fundamental to the club because we are going to be one of the rivals to beat".

Sources close to the English club have told ESPN FC that they expect Madrid to make a new offer for De Gea in the coming weeks, although Blancos coach Zinedine Zidane reportedly has faith in his current No. 1 Keylor Navas.

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