However, continuing delays have seen various other clubs come in for the former Barcelona stopper, including Serie A champions Juventus. One shock contender for the 32-year-old was Mexican side Queretaro - who made headlines earlier this season after agreeing a two-year contract with Brazilian legend Ronaldhino.
Despite van Gaal keen on securing the 'keeper as competition for first-choice United stopper David De Gea, it was reported that Valdes initiated the contact with the Mexican side. However, Ignacio Ambriz - head coach of the Gallos Blancos - confirmed in a press conference that the highly decorated number one will not be trading England for Latin America.
"There is no possibility that Victor can come," the coach was quoted by record.mx
"There was an approach, but he is training in Manchester."
Valdes's refusal to move to Mexico will give Manchester United added hope that the veteran will tie down his immediate future to Old Trafford, as De Gea's future lies in the balance with Real Madrid circling the 24-year-old whose contract expires at the end of next season. Despite interest from Juventus, the Italian club have all but pulled out of any potential deal, and Liverpool failed to take advantage of their interest in the stopper earlier in the season.
The only thing that appears to be preventing Valdes from signing a new contract is his current pay-off from Monaco. The Ligue 1 club agreed a deal with the 'keeper over the summer, but broke the contract when his injury situation worsened. In return, the club agreed to pay the Spaniard his wage until he found new employment, and Valdes may be holding off on signing a contract with United until their offer matches the wage that he receives at the current moment in time.