United to fight hard to hold onto De Gea


However, Mourinho is also said to be interested in replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Alvaro Morata this summer and sources at United have suggested that they could take the Spanish striker plus £23m for De Gea.

According to the Sky sports news HQ Manchester united is pushing towards signing he centre back Raphael Varane, whom they linked with prior to his move to Real Madrid from French thing back in the year 2011.

Considering the considerable financial clout enjoyed by Real Madrid, one would imagine that they will promptly return to meet that asking figure because they will not miss out on their top transfer target for the sake of a few million pounds.

Atletico are waiting to find out tomorrow if Federation Internationale de Football Association have lifted the second year of their transfer ban, allowing them to sign new players this summer.

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But he made only 14 La Liga starts for the champions last season and appeared off the bench in the Champions League final victory over Juventus on Saturday.

De Gea joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the only Manchester United player to ever win the award three times, and the only player to ever win it in three consecutive seasons.

'It's Madrid's third Champions League in four years and my third as a professional. With jet lag, unfamiliarity within the squad, and the physical demands of a tour on the other side of the world, they simply don't have time for any self-imposed problems. I obviously came back way too early from my surgery and I suffered a bit and obviously we were considering having more at one point.

While he's a little older than de Gea at 30, he's still relatively young for a goalkeeper - compare him to Gianluigi Buffon for instance who's still playing at the highest level while pushing 40 - and could probably play for nearly another decade yet. His stellar play throughout this season saw him earn the clubs' Players' Player of the Year and Fans' Player of the Year.