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David de Gea denies he was involved in sexual assault case

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David de Gea has denied all claims that he is involved in a sexual assault case.

Spanish newspaper El Diario reported on Friday that the Spain goalkeeper organised a meeting between two footballers and two women which is being investigated by police.

De Gea called the allegations "all lies" at a press conference in France.

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The Manchester United goalkeeper added that the case is now in the hands of his lawyers.

El Diario published a report that included statements from two protected witnesses, with one of the women mentioning Iker Muniain as one of the two Spain Under-21 players.

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De Gea allegedly organised and paid for the encounter, which happened at a five-star hotel in 2012. On Friday afternoon, the 23-year-old denied the report.

“This is all something false which has come out in the press," De Gea told reporters, per the Mirror.

“This now in the hands of my lawyers. This gives me more strength to train more, to help the team however I can.

“I’m still very relaxed, just want to train and do what I like to do. I just want the tournament to start and to play."

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According to El Diario, one witness' statement claims she was forced to have sex with Muniain and an unnamed Spain U21 teammate by an adult film director known as 'Torbe'.

“I was in the room when heard news," De Gea added. "Above all I wanted to tell my family, so they know this is all false, and they can be relaxed.

“This is in the hands of my lawyers now. I am very relaxed and nothing else. It is all false. Nothing much more I can say.”

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It was also reported that De Gea would leave the Spanish national team to return home, but that is not true.

“I have not planned to leave the national team," he added. “I’ve left it in the hands of my lawyers.

“It’s all lies.”

The report has disrupted Spain's preparations for Euro 2016.

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