David de Gea
David de Gea is yet to sign a new contract at United, which has less than 18 months to runGetty Images

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is still waiting to receive a contract renewal offer from Old Trafford officials amid stories linking him with a move to Real Madrid, reports in Spain claim.

The Spain international moved to the Premier League giants in the summer of 2011 after Sir Alex Ferguson paid around £19m to Atletico Madrid to secure his services following the departure of Edwin van der Sar.

The 'keeper struggled to adapt to English football in his first season at Old Trafford but he managed to put that behind him to arguably become Manchester United's best player during the last two campaigns.

But with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2016, and after United recently signed his compatriot Victor Valdes, his future at the Premier League has been under scrutiny.

Reports in Spain have constantly linked the 'keeper with a move to Real Madrid, to become the long-term replacement of Iker Casillas.

Last week, some media reports claimed the Champions League winners were considering including former Tottenham hero Gareth Bale as part of a deal to lure De Gea back to Spain.

But Spanish newspaper Marca has suggest that even though it is true De Gea's future is uncertain, his first choice is to remain at Old Trafford.

"The stories suggesting that De Gea has been offered a new contract worth €8m a season are untrue," Marca claimed. "The same goes for the reported swap deal that would take Gareth Bale to United for €65m plus De Gea."

Marca says Real Madrid have been indeed monitoring his situation for a while but with Casillas back to his best during the current campaign, they are not planning to add a goalkeeper to the squad.

Meanwhile, the Spanish newspaper says De Gea knows Real Madrid are interested in his services but he is happy at Manchester and both he and his agent, Jorge Mendes, are waiting for United to blink first.

Marca believes the Spaniards' decision to commit his future to the Premier League giants is not going to depend on the money but in United manager Louis van Gaal's project as he looks ahead with the aim of winning trophies.

Furthemore, the newspaper suggested the 'keeper does not feel valued enough by his manager and that he is not completely confortable with Valdes' January arrival.