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Manchester United don't expect another David de Gea bid from Real Madrid

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Manchester United are confident they have seen off interest from Real Madrid in goalkeeper David de Gea.

The Spanish international is out of contract as of next year and has so far turned down the offer of an extension.

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with the 24-year-old and have had one bid worth a reported £18 million rejected, with the Red Devils holding out for a much higher fee. De Gea hasn't played a single minute for Manchester United this season after boss Louis van Gaal claimed he wasn't mentally ready.

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That appeared to be the final nail in his coffin at Old Trafford however there's now a chance he could stay put and regain his first team place.

The Telegraph report that Manchester United have still had no contact from Real Madrid since rejecting their offer earlier on in the summer and do not anticipate a new bid will be submitted before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.

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The Spanish giants appear to be content to let De Gea play out his contract with the Red Devils before snapping him up on a free transfer before the start of the 2016/17 campaign. 

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Reports in Spain have suggested that Madrid have offered the former Atletico Madrid man a sizeable signing on bonus should he sign on the dotted line next year, and with De Gea keen on a return to Spain that seems like the most likely outcome as it stands before the window closes next week.

Sergio Romeo, who arrived on a free transfer earlier this summer, has deputised in De Gea's place, while back-up Victor Valdes is set to leave the club with Besiktas interested.

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