De Gea confirms he will return to Man United for pre-season training

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could join Real Madrid this summer.

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David de Gea has confirmed he will return to Manchester United for pre-season training despite being linked with a move to Real Madrid.

De Gea has been linked with a summer switch to the Bernabeu, with the latest reports suggesting Real are unwilling to meet United’s £30million ($46.63m) asking price.

While de Gea is playing it cool at the moment, it has been suggested that he is starting to grow increasingly agitated with the time it is taking to complete the transfer, with United’s interest in Sergio Ramos putting a further spanner in the works. 

De Gea has reportedly already told United that he won’t sign a new contract as he wants to join Los Blancos, but a deal between the clubs has yet to be finalised. 

"I have to return to Manchester for pre-season," he told Cuatro before adding that he was "very calm" about all the speculation that has taken place.

United’s pre-season training begins on Monday and, according to reports, manager Louis van Gaal is hoping double the amount of training sessions the Red Devils have so that they are fully fit and prepared for the upcoming season.