Football Talk - Uncertainty over De Gea deal
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper De Gea has reportedly denied that he has agreed to join Manchester United - and said that he could yet sign a new contract with his current club.
Manchester United revealed earlier this week that they had moved for De Gea as the replacement for the retiring Edwin van der Sar.
But now the 20-year-old is said to have released at statement via his lawyer to Spanish news agency EFE, insisting that he will make no decision on his future until after the European Under-21 Championships.
The statement from De Gea, released by lawyer Jose Bouzas Aragon, read: "I hereby deny information that appeared in various media today indicating that David de Gea Quintana, football player of Club Atletico de Madrid, has signed for Manchester United. It is not true that he has been signed.
"De Gea will not consider the contract extension offer from Atletico or any other offer until June 30 when he has finished his commitments with the Under-21 national team.''
Atletico have already denied any deal is in place with the Premier League club with Enrique Cerezo, the Atletico president, telling Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: "We don't know anything. Officially neither Manchester [United] or the player at this moment have informed us of anything.
"He [De Gea] knows very well that he can negotiate [with other clubs] but always that they have to pay his buy-out clause."
It was reported on Tuesday that United had agreed to pay £17 million for De Gea.
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