Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has reiterated the club's stance regarding the ongoing transfer saga involving David de Gea and Real Madrid.
The Dutchman has confirmed that the club are not willing to sell the Spanish international stopper to the La Liga giants this summer, despite freezing him out of the first-team for United's first two games of the Premier League season.
Real have been on the trail of De Gea the entire summer, but the two clubs are some way apart when it comes to agreeing a fee for the player.
The Red Devils reportedly want closer to the £35m ($54.5m) mark, while Real are only prepared to offer a fee of around £25m.
Van Gaal is irked by the situation and admitted that the ongoing saga has affected the entire team, but is adamant that the former Atletico Madrid star will only get a look into the first team following the close of the transfer window on 1 September.
"I think when Manchester United wants a player he shall come, besides when the club is not selling. It is the same with us, when we are not selling De Gea," Van Gaal said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"I have said three weeks ago that we shall evaluate it [the De Gea situation] on September 1," the Dutch manager added.
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mail, the Spanish capital club are keen to complete the signing this summer and are preparing a player-plus-cash offer involving Keylor Navas.
The report claims that the Costa Rican international was a target for the United manager before he moved to the Santiago Bernabeu and they are willing to allow him to leave to get the Spaniard.
However, Real do have a contingency plan in mind with the Mirror reporting that they will offer De Gea, who is on the final year of his contract, a £12m signing-on fee if he sees out the last year of his contract at the Old Trafford club before joining them on a free transfer next summer.