Bayern Munich move for former Man United star David de Gea ‘is OFF after Thomas Tuchel vetoed the signing’
- Bayern Munich have called off a deal for David de Gea, 32, according to reports
- German giants were keen on signing the former Manchester United goalkeeper
- But reports in Germany say manager Thomas Tuchel has blocked the transfer
David de Gea’s proposed move to Bayern Munich is off, according to reports in Germany.
Goalkeeper De Gea is a free agent after leaving Manchester United this summer.
Though the Spaniard broadly performed well last season, he made a number of high-profile mistakes and manager Erik ten Hag reneged on a contract offer, allowing the stopper to leave for free when his deal ended.
German giants Bayern were said to be in talks over a deal for the 32-year-old free agent amid No 1 Manuel Neuer’s injury.
But Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg tweeted: ‘FC Bayern will also not sign David De Gea. It’s decided. Tuchel has vetoed it, especially since a return of Manuel Neuer is expected within the next few weeks.
David de Gea’s proposed move to Bayern Munich is off, according to reports in Germany
It is reported that Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel (pictured) has decided to veto the transfer
It is believed No 1 Manuel Neuer (above) will return from long-term injury in the coming weeks
‘As reported: Tuchel was pushing for (Manchester City deputy Stefan) Ortega and had a phone call with him – but the deal is close to be off now.
‘Talks with De Gea took place. He was willing to join FC Bayern. But it’s off now.’
Neuer, 37, is returning from a long-term injury after breaking his leg in a freak skiing accident.
His understudy Sven Ulreich was between the sticks for Bayern’s first game of the season, the German Super Cup against RB Leipzig, but Tuchel and Co lost 3-0.
Plettenberg claims that with Neuer set to return in a few weeks, Bayern are happy to make do with Ulreich until the veteran’s return to action.
It was also reported that De Gea’s wage demands were too high for Bayern, who lost last season’s first-choice ‘keeper Yann Sommer to Inter Milan. Sommer replaced Andre Onana, signed to succeed De Gea as United’s No 1 by Ten Hag.
Real Madrid are also believed to have snubbed the chance to snap up De Gea for nothing, instead signing Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan to cover for Thibaut Courtois’ injury.
With Manchester City unwilling to sell Ederson’s backup Stefan Ortega to the Bavarian side, it has been claimed Bayern are in the ‘final stages’ of signing Maccabi Tel Aviv goalkeeper Daniel Peretz.
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