An insight into free agent goalkeeper David de Gea’s rumoured transfer to German champions Bayern Munich collapsing has been provided on Thursday evening.
For those who may have missed it, the name of Spanish international De Gea has taken its place front and centre in the headlines at the Allianz Arena over the course of the last few weeks.
This comes after word was forthcoming that the 32-year-old - available for little more than a signing-on fee on the back of the expiration of his contract with Manchester United - had been identified as a potential addition by the Bayern brass.
On the lookout for reinforcements owing both to Manuel Neuer’s long-term injury, and the departure of Yann Sommer, the Bavarians earmarked De Gea as an aptly experienced short-term addition between the posts.
Negotiations over the terms of a contract, in turn, are understood to have taken place between the respective parties this month.
As alluded to above, though, if the latest word stemming from the media on Thursday is anything to go by, then the former Atletico Madrid man, in fact, will not be making the move to the Allianz Arena this summer.
Why? The wishes of Thomas Tuchel.
As per a report from Florian Plettenberg of Sky Germany, Bayern’s headmaster has ‘vetoed’ the signing of De Gea.
This comes with the former Chelsea boss ready to wait it out for the return of sidelined no.1 Manuel Neuer.
Any potential move for Manchester City star Stefan Ortega is therefore also expected to be called off.