United in for De Gea

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Athletico Madrid's David De Gea is the latest goalkeeper to be linked with a move to Manchester United, according to The Daily Mail.

United are on the look out for a new stopped after Edwin Van Der Sar sannounced he would be retiring at the end of the season.

The Old Trafford club have been linked with a host of keepers since the Dutchman revealed his plans to step down, with the likes of Igor Akinfeev, Maarten Stekelenburg and Manuel Neuer all rumoured to interest the 18-time Barclays Premier League champions.


De Gea won the Europa League with Madrid last season, but another year of struggle domestically means the 20-year-old is no longer guaranteed European football at the Vicente Calderon, and may seek a move away for a more regular competition for honours.

The Spain under-21 international has big boots to fill at the Premier League side with Van Der Sar having won three Barclays Premier League titles, the Champions League and the League Cup as well as breaking the world record for the longest time without conceding a league goal.

When linked with the English giants a year ago the keeper said: "The Premier League would be enjoyable for any player and it is an option I would like a bit later on in my life.

"I won’t rule anything out but at the moment, my head is focused on Atletico. For me, Van der Sar has been one of the best in the world in recent years."

It's expected that De Gea would cost United £15 million.

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