According to Dutch outlet Voetbal Primeur, De Telegraaf journalist Valentijn Driessen has claimed on a football show Veronica Inside that Real Madrid are now very unlikely to sign Donny van de Beek.
Driessen claims that Zinedine Zidane’s side are now ‘backtracking’ on the deal, with chances of the midfielder heading to the club now ‘nil’.
Surprisingly the journalist claims that Madrid had even agreed a transfer fee for the ace, as well as personal terms, the medical was the only matter that need to be completed to seal the signing.
Driessen adds that Madrid’s change or heart, which is hinted to be as a result of their €300m stadium redevelopment, can pave the way for Manchester United to sign Van de Beek.
Driessen then echoes the Times’ findings on the ace, suggesting that the Red Devils are eyeing the capture of the 23-year-old for a cut-price fee of £36m (€40m).