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De Gea "says yes" to Real Madrid, according to Spanish television

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A deal is only waiting on agreement between the clubs.

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Just about come to terms with the fact that Manchester United will be missing four crucial players for tomorrow's game against Chelsea? Good. Here's something else to ruin your day. David de Gea has reportedly agreed to move to Real Madrid.

Read next: The latest David de Gea transfer news.

We're on third hand information here, but thanks to the Mirror we know that Spanish journalist Joesp Pedrerol (no idea), while appearing on La Sexta (again, no idea), has claimed that:

The Manchester United goalkeeper wants to wear the white of Real Madrid from next season. The club considered many options for the goalkeeping situation but have decided on De Gea. And David De Gea is clear ... he wants to be the Real Madrid goalkeeper.

One of the problems had been the future of Iker Casillas but this is no longer an impediment to the signing of De Gea. Only an agreement between the clubs is lacking.

He went on to cite the supposedly poor relationship between Louis van Gaal and goalkeeper as one of the motivating factors, though even if that weren't the case, you'd still imagine that Madrid would be quite tempting. So while this isn't anything like confirmed yet, we suggest that you begin to come to terms with his departure. Start looking at Hugo Lloris' save percentages, perhaps, or consider a Victor Valdes tattoo. After all, a pessimist is never disappointed.