Real Madrid target David De Gea set to stay at Manchester United (video)

de geaSpanish football expert Guillem Balague has this afternoon told Sky Sports News that Real Madrid will not appeal to La Liga over the deal to bring Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to the Bernabeu, meaning the Spaniard will stay at Old Trafford.

A deal taking the 24-year-old to the Spanish capital looked on the cards last night after the two clubs agreed terms on the proposed transfer, which involved Madrid keeper Keylor Navas moving in the opposite direction.

The deal dragged on into the last hours of the transfer window and when the Spanish deadline closed at 11pm last night, local media in Spain reported that United failed to get the paperwork in on time to approve the deal.

Both parties have since blamed each other for the collapse of the transfer and it was earlier reported that the Spanish giants were set to lodge an appeal with FIFA in an attempt to try and revive the deal for David De Gea.

We now understand that Los Blancos have changed their mind on an appeal, and it looks like David De Gea will stay at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future. Oh my.

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