Manchester United are reportedly unconcerned over Real Madrid reigniting their long standing interest in star goalkeeper David De Gea.
Sources close to ESPN have alleged that the Red Devils do not believe that Real have the necessary funds to be able to prise the 26-year-old away from Old Trafford in the current window.
With ESPN also claiming that Zidane would need to offload first-team members to reduce his squad's huge wage bill before moving for De Gea, any sort of talks about a possible departure for Spain's capital are debatable at best.
Guardian: Manchester United expect Real Madrid to renew interest in David de Gea.— M•A•J (@UltraSuristic_) July 14, 2017
Oh ffs. No one's falling for this recycled story again
Real are reportedly refusing to give up in their pursuit of De Gea - whose girlfriend still resides in Spain - despite manager Zinedine Zidane already explaining why current number one Keylor Navas will remain the club's first choice keeper for the 2017/18 campaign.
However, in spite of their always impressive financial clout, Los Blancos would struggle to stump up the cash that United would ask for, given how inflated fees have become this summer.
Jose Mourinho's side would be looking at an ever increasing sum of money for De Gea, particularly when the likes of Jordan Pickford and Kyle Walker have moved to Everton and Manchester City for £30m and £45m respectively.
David De Gea just walked past the fans to training. Someone tried to get him to sign a Real Madrid shirt, but the lad got snubbed.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) July 14, 2017
The Europa League winners, too, believe that De Gea is much more settled in the north west of England these days than he was two seasons ago when a move to Real collapsed at the final hurdle.
Back then the Spain international's working relationship with ex-United boss Louis van Gaal was said to have become strained, and a switch to the Bernabeu was imminent after extensive talks between the two clubs.
De Gea, though, saw his transfer fall apart in the final throes of the 2015 summer window, with both United and Real blaming each other for failing to get the deal over the line in time.
Relations between the two parties have become increasingly strained since then, with Real insisting that United meet their £78m valuation of striker Alvaro Morata if they wished to lure him to the Premier League.
The European giants also clashed out in the US this week over which side should benefit from LA's best training facilities during their respective pre-season tours stateside.