Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is believed to have close relations with Real Madrid manager Florentino Perez despite being sacked four years ago. However, the Portuguese tactician is furious with his former club over James Rodriguez transfer deal, according to reports in Spain.
The major reason for the rift is David de Gea, who has been the transfer target for Real Madrid since 2014. The Spanish international has been constantly linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu over the past three years and was very close to moving to the Spanish club in the summer of 2015.
But, then manager Louis van Gaal have managed to keep hold of the player in the dying hours of the transfer window even after receiving an offer from Real Madrid. It is widely believed that de Gea could be on a move to Spain to replace Keylor Navas as Real Madrid’s No.1 next season.
On the other hand, James Rodriguez is expected to leave Real Madrid this summer after managing a mere 1800 minutes of playing time and mainly being used as a substitute for the course of the season. The Colombia have started two consecutive games only once so far this season and reports from Colombia last week suggested that he could be on his way to Old Trafford in the summer.
Spanish outlet Diario Gol suggested that Mourinho was furious with Real Madrid hierarchy for their attempts to get the Spaniard using James Rodriguez.
Jose Mourinho have reportedly told Perez: “Do you take us for fools?”
Manchester United are not keen to get him in a swap deal for their No.1 as the Red Devils are not keen to let de Gea leave in the summer. The club is also willing to pay £50million to land Colombian.
If David de Gea leaves Old Trafford in the summer, Manchester United are believed to line up a number of replacements. Inter Milan’s Samir Handanovic is considered as a favorite as the 33-year old has been in spectacular form in Italy this season.
Other replacements also include AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, who are also considered two of the best in Europe.