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Man United set to complete transfer as Real Madrid agree £35m fee

Real Madrid are closing in on a deal to sign Man United keeper David De Gea after the Spanish giants agreed to meet the Old Trafford side’s valuation according to the Daily Star.

The 24-year-old has been arguably Man United’s most consistent performer over the past two seasons, and was regularly Louis van Gaal’s last line of defence as the Premier League side secured a top four spot in 2014/15.

Real Madrid have sold first-choice keeper Iker Casillas to FC Porto, and have been linked with a move for David De Gea for some months. The Daily Star claim the Liga BBVA side are now ready to pay the £35m Man United have demanded for the Spanish international.

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United are said to retain an interest in Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos [via Sky Sports] but the Daily Star claim that the Bernabeu side are not interested in conducting a swap deal.

David De Gea has just a year to run on his current Man United contract [via the Daily Mail] and as such, could leave the club on a free transfer in 12 months’ time.

The Red Devils paid Atletico Madrid £18.9m for De Gea in 2011 [via BBC Sport] and after initially struggling to adapt to life in the English top tier, the custodian has matured into one of the best keepers in Europe.

Louis van Gaal has already spent extensively this summer, signing Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Romero.

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