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Real Madrid end their interest in Man Utd keeper De Gea - report

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
De Gea signed a new Man Utd contract last September
De Gea signed a new Man Utd contract last September

Real Madrid are reported to have ended their interest in signing Manchester United keeper David de Gea, yet that is unlikely to be the end of this long-running transfer saga.

United agreed to sell De Gea to Real Madrid on transfer deadline day last summer, but the deal feel through at the last after the paperwork was not registered with the Spanish authorities in time.

De Gea has since a lucrative new contract with United that ties him to the Old Trafford club until 2019 and now a story has broken suggesting the Spanish giants will not launch a fresh move for the Spain keeper any time soon, with the source suggesting his club is content with their current first choice keeper Keylor Navas.

“There is no need to search for another goalkeeper, and that includes De Gea”, they are quoted as saying. “Navas is a fans’ favourite and his performances have been top-drawer.”

However, it seems unlikely that we have heard the last of this story, with Spanish publication AS reporting that Real Madrid President Florentino Perez will make a fresh bid to sign De Gea ahead of next season.

Don’t be surprised if the De Gea to Real Madrid rumours rumble on throughout this summer, even after this apparent intervention form one of the club’s senior officials.