De Gea deal looks imminent
Reports in Spain suggest that Manchester United will announce the signing of David De Gea next week.
By Francisco Acedo & Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 24/05/11 10:44pm
Reports in Spain suggest that Manchester United will announce the signing of Atletico Madrid's David De Gea next week.
United have been looking for Edwin van der Sar's replacement for the last few months.
The retiring Dutchman has recommended his fellow countryman Maarten Stekelenburg from Ajax - but coincidentally he now looks a target for Atletico, with De Gea seemingly Old Trafford bound.
Madrid sources claim the deal is worth €21million (£18.3million) with additional add-ons.
The 20-year-old has already confirmed that he will be making a decision on his future at the end of the season, and it now appears he will be heading to England.
United again look set to be busy early in the transfer window, as they like to do.
Along with De Gea, it also seems they are closing in on Lens' highly-rated French stopper Raphael Varane and Aston Villa's Ashley Young.
Central midfield is also high on Sir Alex Ferguson's agenda and further reports from across the Channel claim that United could have an interest in Arsenal's Samir Nasri.
Nasri has just 12 months left on his current deal, and L'Equipe claims that he is on United's radar - as they also consider Luka Modric and Wesley Sneijder as the long-term replacements for Paul Scholes, who is yet to decide whether he will continue playing next season.