Manchester United star David de Gea reportedly thinks his much-discussed move to Real Madrid is dead. The Spanish international almost signed for Los Blancos in the 2015 summer transfer window, but having since signed a new deal at Old Trafford, De Gea accepts he is unlikely to make the move in the coming months.
Under the terms of De Gea's new contract, the 25-year-old star can transfer to Real for £39.1m ($56.8m) before 15 June. But the 11-times champions of Europe have yet to lodge a bid for the goalkeeper and he accepts that his immediate future lies at United, according to AS.
Real manager Zinedine Zidane is happy to stick with Keylor Navas in goal, meaning he will not be pursuing a move for Dea Gea, who joined United in 2011. In recent days, too, De Gea has suggested he is happy to stay at Old Trafford following Jose Mourinho's appointment.
"People talk a lot and they know little," the keeper said when asked about his intentions of leaving United, according to Marca. "I know how all this works, but what I think is disrespectful is when people start making out that it's something I have said. I've got three more years on my contract with United and the desire to win more titles here."