Real Madrid have published a statement insisting they "did everything that was necessary" in their unsuccessful attempt to sign David De Gea from Manchester United.
Real had agreed a deal to sign De Gea on Monday, with Keylor Navas due to move in the opposite direction, but the paperwork was not submitted in time for the transfers to be completed.
Manchester United are happy to keep David De Gea for a further year after his move to Real Madrid did not go through and believe he can effect a return to form and favour in the way Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney have done after transfer sagas in the past, sources have told ESPN FC.
Real had agreed to buy De Gea for £29 million, with Costa Rica international Keylor Navas moving to Old Trafford as part of the deal, but the paperwork was not submitted before the Spanish transfer window closed...
Manchester United insist Real Madrid were the ones to blame for the shock 11th-hour collapse of David De Gea's proposed move to the Bernabeu, according to Press Association Sport.
United and Madrid had agreed a deal worth £29 million for the sale of Spain goalkeeper De Gea on Monday, with Keylor Navas heading to Old Trafford as part of the agreement.
However, shortly after the deadline for Spanish clubs to confirm new signings, it emerged the necessary paperwork had not been lodged in time and...
Neither side is yet accepting blame for Monday's farcical breakdown of goalkeeper David De Gea's move from Manchester United to Real Madrid. Nor are they likely to.
Though a wrong file format is being blamed for Madrid's failure to ratify the deal before the 00:00 CET deadline, the truth of De Gea being left in limbo lies in the brinkmanship of the deal being taken to the last minute of the Spanish transfer window.
Two clubs who had once shared historically cordial relations since first meeting...