A report coming out of Italy claims that David De Gea has silenced any Real Madrid talks by signing a new 5-year deal with Manchester United. With the Spaniards contract ending at the end of next season, his future has been brought into question in recent months. Iker Casillas, the current Real Madrid number one, has in the past week revealed his desire to play in the MLS when he eventually leaves the European champions. This only furthered talks about De Gea’s potential exit, especially after the arrival of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Yet his departure will not be happening now according to Italian media outlet SportMediaset.
Gareth Bale has been a player heavily linked in going in the opposite direction to De Gea. However, speaking to Cadena SER (a Spanish radio station) the Real Madrid star said: “I did an interview recently and I said I’m happy here, I’ve got several years left on my contract and I’m having a good time. We’re winning trophies and I want to stay here.” The Welshman was reportedly pursued by United prior to him moving the Spanish capital, for a reported £150million.
Crystal Palace look set to save Wilfried Zaha from his Manchester United nightmare by taking him off their hands, permanently. The former Palace winger was signed in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season as manager of United, but has failed to make his stamp on the first team or even stay at the club. During his time at the 13 time Premier League champions, Zaha has been on loan three times (twice at Palace and once at Cardiff). The fee being discussed for the 22-year-old is thought to be in the region of £6m, approximately half what United paid for him two years ago.