Old Trafford target has not followed up interest in Spaniard.
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Atletico Madrid claim that they have not been contacted by Manchester United regarding goalkeeper David de Gea.
Reports had suggested that a £15million deal had been agreed for the 20-year-old ahead of the January transfer window, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s United looking for a successor to 40-year-old Edwin van der Sar.
But Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has dismissed the speculation of a move for De Gea.
“Nobody has spoken with us. Nor do I have any idea (about this matter),” Cerezo was quoted as telling Spanish newspaper AS.
“We hope that he will be a Rojiblanco (Atletico) player for a long time.” (Sky Sports)
Some sources have stated that Manchester United are set to sign the talented youngster but that may not be the case, especially if Atletico Madrid’s own president refutes such claims. Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to be interested in the Spaniard but is apparently set to sign Dane Anders Lindegaard would presumably negate the need to sign De Gea?
One thing is for sure, Ferguson doesn’t seem at all keen on using his current crop of goalies to replace veteran Edwin Van der Sar.
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