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David de Gea Real Madrid deal stalls, Manchester United line up Nicolas Gaitan

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea's move to Real Madrid has stalled as president Florentino Perez says there is nothing to discuss, and the club pursue Kiko Casilla.

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In the Manchester Evening News, Florentino Perez is quoted as saying there's 'nothing to talk about' regarding Manchester United 'keeper David de Gea. Well, you will have to bid for him at some time, Florentino, but you imagine that this is a tactic to get De Gea to publicly or privately kick up more of a fuss in order to leave. It's a risk - De Gea evidently likes Manchester United and his life in Manchester, and is understandably expecting Real (the biggest club in the world) to make the effort to get him at a fair price, if they want him so much. Their attempted purchase of Kiko Casilla, Spain's third-choice goalkeeper, confuses things further. You can read the article here.

The Telegraph quotes the Metro saying that United have agreed a fee for Nicolas Gaitan of Benfica, for when Angel Di Maria finally does one. It's in the Metro, so regardless of whether it's true or not, there's no point paying attention to the rumour yet. You can read it here, though, and wonder in which direction your life is heading. It's not a good one, let's be honest.

ESPNFC have quotes from Rafael's agent, who has talked up a move to Italy. It was Benfica, now it's Italy. Either way, we can only hope that he gets the chance to remember how to defend, and enjoy himself, soon. Here's the article.

In the Guardian, there's confirmation that Victor Valdes will not go on the US tour. It's clearly so he can sort out a move elsewhere, and United have had enough time to watch him in training to be sure of what he is capable of after his serious knee injury. It seems a move to Turkey is off the table, for now. Read here.