Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits he has been left angry by ongoing speculation over David de Gea's future but refused to be drawn on the goalkeeper's proposed move to Real Madrid.
De Gea , who is entering the final year of his current deal at Old Trafford, has turned down United's offers of a contract renewal and looks poised to leave the club four years on from his arrival.
United's pursuit of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has provided a further subplot however, with Spanish daily AS reporting last week United will offer over €30m (£21.3m, $33.7m) plus the their Spanish goalkeeper in order to lure the centre half to Old Trafford.
While De Gea has remained silent amid the ongoing speculation, a Spanish reporter from Cuatro called van Gaal at his home in Amsterdam to quiz the United boss on the possible deal.
When asked if he was angry about the De Gea rumours, van Gaal told the reporter: "Yes, yes, but I do not have any comment. You know that... no problem, it doesn't interest me either. I never talk with the media about this topic."
When pushed on United's interest in Ramos, van Gaal said: "I don't talk about these things because I talk with my directors, not with the media. So no problem. Goodbye. You know me, you know that I do not respond."
On 23 June, a story in Marca claimed Ramos said he was "relaxed" about reports linking him with a move away from Real Madrid amid talk of an offer from Manchester.
The Spain international has been locked in contract negotiations presided over by club president Florentino Perez since the end of the 2014-15 season to discuss an extension to his current deal which expires in 2017.
But according to AS, United are prepared to make the defender an offer worth €55m (£39m) over the next five years, one that would see him earn roughly the same amount as United skipper Wayne Rooney.