Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea is closing in on a move to Manchester United after the stopped was arriving for a medical.

The 20-year-old has been tipped to be the long term successor to Edwin van der Sar following the Dutchman's retirement at the end of the season.

And De Gea, who will reportedly cost United £17 million, is set to complete his move to Old Trafford from Athletico Madrid.


United's No.1 transfer priority this summer was to lure a goalkeeper to Old Trafford, and after Sir Alex Ferguson revealed prior to the Champions League final that De Gea was close to moving to the club, the club's intentions became clear.

De Gea helped Spain win the European Under-21 Championships this summer and Madrid win the Europa League in 2010.

The signing of De Gea will push United's spending beyond £50 million after bringing in Phil Jones and Ashley Young already this summer.

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