David de Gea's future at Manchester United has plunged further into doubt after reports he'd accepted an offer before United pulled the plug.
Amongst the many uncertain things at United right now, one of the most pressing is about who is going to start next season in goal for Erik ten Hag's team.
In just three days time De Gea's deal at Old Trafford will expire, potentially ending 12 years at the club after 545 appearances in all competitions.
They have already started planning life without him with Diogo Costa and Inter Milan's Andre Onana amongst the names linked with a move.
The De Gea contract saga does feel like it's been going on as long as any number of United's attempts to sign their transfer targets over the years.
For some time it's been expected that the former Atletico Madrid number one would have to drop his huge wages in order to stay.
Mark Goldbridge called out the club for their 'disgusting' treatment of the 32-year-old and he won't be happy about the latest news.
According to The Athletic, the goalkeeper had already agreed new much reduced terms with United but the club didn't sign the contract and backed out of the deal.
United then offered him a different proposal with even further reduced wages but De Gea is yet to agree to the new terms.
The player is now considering what to do and still wants to play at the top level, which means that Saudi Pro League clubs may have to look elsewhere.
Even if he did remain at Old Trafford there is no guarantee that he would continue to be Ten Hag's preferred starter in between the sticks.
To say that he had a mixed bag of a campaign last season would perhaps be being kind on him, although he was the Premier League's Golden Glove winner.
Outside of that though there was a number of high profile mistakes from the Spaniard, including in the FA Cup final for Ilkay Gundogan's winner.
His ability to pass out from the box or lack thereof was questioned even before last season began, with the manager preferring that style of play.