United 'have bid rejected' for £18m La Liga star

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Manchester United have reportedly been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea.

The 20-year-old has frequently been linked with a big-money move away from the Estadio Vicente Calderón and, according to talkSPORT, Atleti president Enrique Cerezo revealed a bid had been received from the Barclays Premier League leaders.

It had been reported earlier this week that United were considering an £18 million move for the Spaniard, but Cerezo has stated that this would not be enough to force Atletico to sell De Gea to the Old Trafford club.

"No-one has asked me about him (De Gea) this morning," said Cerezo.

"Ask Manchester [United] about it, but 18million doesn't seem much to me."

The Daily Mail previously suggested that United manager had been to watch De Gea in action at close quarters - something that has also been pointed out by the player himself.


"I know Sir Alex Ferguson already has viewed me. After this season we should look at what happens and who wants to talk can come and talk," the Daily Mail quotes De Gea as saying.

"At Atletico, I owe them everything and I would love to stay, but on the other hand Manchester United is a great club."

Besides from De Gea, United are also thought to be pursuing Ajax no.1 Maarten Stekelenburg and Schalke stopper Manuel Neuer in their attempts to find a successor for Edwin van der Sar.

The Dutchman will quit Old Trafford in the summer, and hopes to inspire United to Treble success during his final season in professional football.

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