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Morning Links: David De Gea to leave for Real Madrid, Manchester United line up Chelsea's Petr Cech

David de Gea has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid, and Manchester United are considering signing Chelsea's Petr Cech as his replacement. They are also stepping up the search for a right-back.

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Put your hands up if you're joining Real Madrid.
Put your hands up if you're joining Real Madrid.
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Right, it's fair to assume David de Gea is off. Manchester United fans can hardly been annoyed. He's not complained to the press that he's being treated like a slave, as Cristiano Ronaldo agreed with Sepp Blatter's description of him at United. He's moving back to his home city, to be with his girlfriend, and live in Madrid, which is objectively a pretty enjoyable city. He hasn't run down his contract to leave on a free, and his form this season would be exceptional for almost any other goalkeeper. But The Mirror has a summary of the report in Marca, that he's agreed a contract with Real Madrid. It'll be over, soon.

With De Gea going home to enjoy tapas and the more brazen racism displayed in Spain than you get in Manchester, Louis van Gaal has drawn up a list of replacements. Hugo Lloris is on it, as has been established, but a new name mentioned is Petr Cech, and his agent is of the belief the club would not stand in his way should he wish to join them.

The usually reliable David McDonnell is of the opinion that United are moving on from Nathaniel Clyne, who appears to be staying at Southampton, and will not be targeting Dani Alves. There's no suggestions of a replacement there, but you might recall past rumours of Seamus Coleman. At 26, it's a pragmatic and uninspiring potential replacement, but nevertheless an improvement on the abysmal Antonio Valencia.

You'll be surprised at this one: Tottenham Hotspur want to keep Harry Kane. That's in The Guardian.

Lastly, some team news from ESPNFC. Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney won't feature against Arsenal, and Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria are fit again.

That's your lot. It's a Saturday. Go out, order a cocktail, have a sandwich.