Florentino Perez on David De Gea moving to Real Madrid

Asked about Real interest after France's 3-2 win over England in last week's friendly, Mbappe said: "They have been trying to recruit me since I was 14".

He also spoke of Real's admiration for the development of Mbappe, also 18, who has become the hottest property in Europe this summer.

The Real president also spoke about Italy's 18-year-old goalkeeper Donnarumma, who is nearly certain to leave his Serie A club in the coming months.

"I've seen very little of Mbappe but he has some very good ways and surely he'll become one of the greatest". 'We are following him, of course'.

United are expected to invest heavily this summer and Perez's comments could be a boost for the Red Devils as their apparent lacks of interest potentially means De Gea may end up staying at Old Trafford for another season, meaning manager Jose Mourinho can invest elsewhere.

"We weren't on the edge of signing him, because of his age".

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Had established himself as regular first choice goalkeeper at AC Milan before he turned 17.

De Gea had been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu, and famously came close to joining the Spanish giants two summers ago, but saw the transfer fall through after paperwork failed to be completed in time.

"To this day, nobody has offered us anything for any player and we have not made any offer".

Rumours surrounding Mbappe's future continue to swirl as Perez and Real officials also try to keep a lid on the reports surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's place at the club.

'Two years ago we had an issue and then the appropriate circumstances didn't arise.

"The AC Milan keeper is a very good player, just as [Kylian] Mbappe, Vinicius [Junior] and other youngsters are. I love Keylor Navas and the truth is that, back in 2015, I didn't know him as I do now".

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