Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has revealed that he has not been in conversation with Louis van Gaal over a possible transfer to Manchester United.
The Netherlands keeper played a major part in the World Cup in Brazil, where he worked under the Dutchman and was believed to be Van Gaal's number one choice to replace David de Gea if he chooses to leave the club this season.
The Mirror reports that Real Madrid have made a final €30m (£21m, $33m) offer for the Spaniard but United are unwilling to let him leave below his valuation.
The manager has dropped De Gea from the team citing a lack of concentration and Sergio Romero was called upon to deputise for the keeper in their 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
The 24-year-old is unlikely to play a part in the first team before the summer transfer window closes, according to Van Gaal, who has also revealed that he will be given a second chance should he be willing to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Cillessen has previously revealed his desire to initiate a transfer should United be interested but has confirmed that there has been no advancement on their part regarding a possible move to England.
"I've read that this weekend I have spoken with Van Gaal," Cillessen told Het Parool, as quoted by Goal.
"But the last time I did was during the Sports Gala late last year. My management has heard nothing," he added.
Meanwhile, Ajax manager Frank de Boer has confirmed that United's hesitance to come out with an offer shall increase Cillessen's going rate, as the number of possible replacements for the Dutchman is growing scarce as the window draws to a close.
"Man United will have to pay huge price for Cillessen," De Boer said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"Let it be clear that we are going to take a really strong attitude and we will fight against him leaving at this stage.
"Why? Because we have seen all our three alternatives go out of sight and it gets harder and harder to find a decent replacement.
"To make it clear, Jasper is getting more expensive by the week, although there are certain figures that we can't turn down."