Real Madrid President Florentino Perez
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.Reuters

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has refused to confirm whether the Spanish giants will try to secure the services of David De Gea in the future after his move from Manchester United failed to go through before the Spanish deadline day on 31 August. The necessary paperwork did not arrive at the La Liga headquarters on time.

Perez, meanwhile, admitted that the Spaniard was "affected" by the failed transfer as he had big hopes of moving to Santiago Bernabeu.

De Gea's current contract at the Old Trafford expires next summer and Spanish newspaper AS revealed on 3 September that the keeper may eventually renew his deal with the Premier League giants because he believes it is the only way to regain his place in Louis van Gall's starting line-up.

The Dutch boss has left the Spaniard out of his squad for the first four matches of the Premier League campaign as he believes De Gea was not mentally ready to play due to the uncertainty over his future.

When asked during an interview with Cadena Ser whether Real Madrid will make a new move for De Gea either during the January transfer window or in the summer, Perez said: "From now on I have no idea what will happen.

"This is an issue that has just happened and we still can't talk about it yet. I just can say what we did and what we tried. Today this is not the issue. We have much to talk about and discuss."

Perez, meanwhile, claimed that even though he has not spoken to De Gea since the failed transfer, he was aware of the keeper's disappointment. "He was very affected because he had great hopes (to come to Real Madrid.)"

The Real Madrid president admitted that some time ago the club reached an agreement with De Gea for him to join the club at the end of his contract in the summer of 2016.

"For almost one year we thought that De Gea is the best replacement for Iker," he said. "It is true that we had an agreement with De Gea for him to join us when his contract expires. This summer we didn´t expect to do anything because (United were not interested in selling him)."

However, some reports have suggested that Perez was not very interested in closing the deal with De Gea on deadline day after Keylor Navas performed superbly against Betis in the recent La Liga game. When asked about this, Perez said: "Those who know me know that this is impossible."

When asked if the Costa Rican goalkeeper was happy, Perez said: "Keylor knew nothing (about United's interest in him until deadline day) because nobody knew anything. But he has our love. If the negotiations would have gone through it would have been good for all the parties involved."