Because Zinedine Zidane did not know him [Navas]'.
In the intervening time De Gea signed a new deal at Old Trafford while Keylor Navas - who was supposed to move in the opposite direction - has excelled at the Bernabeu.
During the last two years the Costa Rica global has helped Real Madrid to two European crowns, playing a key role in them becoming the first team to defend the title in the Champions League era. Perez has now confirmed that the club are not looking to bring in the Spanish worldwide and also revealed no contact has been made with the player since 2015.
We haven't spoken to De Gea.
Perez added: "We haven't spoken to De Gea".
'The players are very fond of Keylor and also the coach.
Real Madrid have always been linked with a move to replace Zinedine Zidane's current No.1 Keylor Navas, despite his impressive performances. Why he wanted Gea before?
Another keeper Madrid have been linked with is AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma. And he seems to have very good manners. "We're definitely following him, but I can't tell you everything we'll do". "But we will not talk about what we are doing", Real president explained.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he will make a decision whether Kylian Mbappe has the ability to play for the club when he has seen him play some more. The Los Blancos have identified the Italian goalkeeper as a better alternative than the Red Devils stopper.