David de Gea
David de Gea is close to agreeing a new Manchester United deal as Real Madrid interest cools offGetty

Manchester United have received a big boost in their attempts to tie down David de Gea to a new long-term contract after Real Madrid reportedly cooled their interest in the goalkeeper.

According to the Mirror, Carlo Ancelotti has informed the Real Madrid hierarchy that he is happy with his current stoppers Iker Casillas and Keylor Navas and that the Untied keeper no longer a priority for the manager.

This will come as a big boost for the Old Trafford club, as they have been desperate to agree to a new deal with the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, but were unable to thus far, due to the reported interest from the 10-time European champions.

De Gea, who joined United from Atletico in 2011 has been a key player for United this season, and at times has singlehandedly kept them in matches. The Spanish international will be entering the final-year of his contract at the end of the season and Louis van Gaal is keen to tie him down to a new deal sooner rather than later.

Earlier reports suggested that De Gea's representatives were reluctant to sign a deal with the club, due to their insistence on a high release clause. The player's agents wanted the club to reduce the valuation of the clause before committing to a new deal.

However, it looks like the end of Real's interest in the player will expedite the process with the report claiming that the goalkeeper will sign a lucrative new deal imminently.

United goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel has also urged the club to announce De Gea's new deal soon and send a signal to their rivals that the club are ready to get back at the top in England and Europe.