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Deal agreed for David De Gea to join Real Madrid

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
De Gea on his way to Real Madrid at last
De Gea on his way to Real Madrid at last

Manchester United have finally agreed a deal that will see goalkeeper David De Gea complete his protracted and contentious transfer to Real Madrid.

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas is expected to join United as part of the agreement that will see De Gea make his move, with confirmation certain to come before the 11pm Spanish transfer deadline on Monday night.

United and Real Madrid officials have been at loggerheads for the entire summer over a fee for De Gea, with the keeper who has a year left to run on his current deal keen to make the move back to his home city.

The deal brings an end to a long battle for the keeper who has yet to be selected by United boss Louis van Gaal this season, with De Gea declared to be 'not in the right frame of mind' to start for United.

Van Gaal has made it clear that he would not consider picking De Gea until his future at United was resolved and now the confirmation has come through that agreement has finally been reached between the two clubs.

Details on the fee agreed for De Gea has yet to be disclosed, yet it appears that a fee of around £25m has been agreed, with Navas thrown into the mix to ease the deal through.

Costa Rica keeper Navas (above) was a star of last summer's World Cup finals and he will battle it out with Sergio Romero for the starting role in the United line-up this season.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion have signed Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a two-year deal.