The 'keeper is keen to get a move to Spain sorted as soon as possible, but United are playing hard ball.
The goalkeeper is widely expected to join the La Liga side in the near future, although both clubs are yet to agree a fee for the highly rated Spain star.
He reportedly wants any negotiations to be completed by July 6, as that is the day that United would want him to return to training at their Carrington training complex, which would likely be an awkward situation for him and the club.
The paper claims that a fee of £17 million, with additional potential future bonuses, is currently on the table from Madrid although United are naturally holding out for as much as possible for their prized asset.
As far as AS are concerned, the keeper has already agreed a five year deal so that part of negotiations is already finalised. New manager Rafa Benitez is also keen for a deal to happen as soon as possible, with his side returning to training on July 10 and he wants the player from day one.
Unfortunately for the La Liga giants, that means all of the power is currently in Manchester United’s hands, as they are in no rush to sell, meaning they can push for the best possible deal, potentially meaning this transfer saga may run for some time yet.