Keylor Navas delays block De Gea exit from Manchester United

Manchester United reached an agreement with Real Madrid, but the deal fell through at the final minutes of deadline day.

The summer saga surrounding David De Gea, in the end, hasn't reached the expected resolution. For now at least, the Spanish keeper will remain at Old Trafford, whilst Keylor Navas will also stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Reports filtering through from the LFP offices in Madrid, suggest the final paperwork didn't come through from Manchester United in time, leaving Real Madrid frustrated in their quest to sign De Gea. This according to Marca, in what they considered a "surreal" situation.

Fellow Spanish outlet AS, who offered more details in an advanced publication shortly after midnight, claim there was a total agreement between Manchester United and Real Madrid.

The terms of the reported agreement valued De Gea at €30 million, whilst Navas was set to head in the opposite direction for a fee of €15 million. However, AS have suggested the Costa Rican keeper wanted to modify his terms, which ultimately lead to the delays.

As such, this complication lead to contractual changes in the paperwork, which in the end, weren't received at the LFP offices in time, ahead of the midnight deadline Spanish time.

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