Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes that he will remain at Old Trafford next season, according to reports in Spain.
According to Spanish publication AS, the Spain goalkeeper reckons that Real Madrid are not willing to meet his £39million buy-out clause.
The former Atletico Madrid man can leave if Real stump up €50m before June 15 — with De Gea apparently set to receive a monster £8.5m from Los Blancos if they fail to seal a deal by that date.
But with the clock ticking down, there has reportedly been NO contact from Real to either De Gea or his agent Jorge Mendes.
And AS say that has led to De Gea thinking that he will still be at Old Trafford under new boss Jose Mourinho next season.
Added to that, De Gea spoke positively last week about ‘winner’ Mourinho and his own determination to win more silverware with the Red Devils.
Mourinho has already called De Gea to persuade the eight-cap Spaniard that his future remains in Manchester.
It marks a contrast in the relationship that De Gea had with former boss Louis van Gaal, who barely spoke to United’s Player of the Season during his time in charge.
De Gea said: “I’ve got three more years on my contract with United and the desire to win more titles here.
“Talk about Jose Mourinho and you’re talking about a winner.
“Winning is United’s, Jose’s and my philosophy. We can make a great team and I welcome him.
“People talk a lot and they know little. I know how all this works, but what I think is disrespectful is when people start making out that it’s something I have said.”