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Real Madrid unlikely to move for De Gea — reports

According to the papers, rumours linking Manchester United's goalkeeper to the Bernabeu will remain just rumours.

Michael Regan

Good news, Manchester United fans! Real Madrid are unlikely to make any move for David de Gea in the near future. At least, that's according to Pete Jensen of the Independent, who takes the view that while the Spanish may enjoy the rumours, they're pretty well stocked when it comes to goalkeepers:

Real have Keylor Navas waiting to replace Casillas and could also exercise an £8m buy-back clause on talented Espanyol keeper Kiko Casilla next summer — so a move for De Gea seems unlikely.

Fingers crossed he knows what he's talking about. There's plenty more interesting stuff in that piece and it's well worth a read. Of particular note are the quotes from former Atletico Madrid goalkeeping coach Abel Resino.

He has the most important thing you need to succeed in England — a self-belief and an inner calm in his own ability that will mean he does not let one mistake ruin him.... He can become even better than Edwin van der Sar in time.

High praise. Now, a new contract. Just in case ...