Reports this evening claim that Manchester United have rejected a £60m offer for David de Gea. 

After City agreed to pay Benfica £35m for Ederson, a goalkeeper who has spent just one year in the first team at the Portuguese club, United are well within their rights to demand more than £60m for De Gea, arguably the greatest goalkeeper in the world. 

However, United may well not have any intention of selling him at all. With Champions League football now on offer, the club are less obliged to allow the player to leave. It’s unlikely that De Gea will kick up a fuss and so the club should continue to ignore Real Madrid’s advances. 

The money gained for selling him would not be worth what we would lose.