De Gea deal looks imminent

United have been looking for Edwin van der Sar’s replacement for
the last few months. The retiring Dutchman has recommended his
fellow countryman Marten Steklenburg from Ajax – but conincdentally
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 also 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, how is yet to decide
whether he will continue playing next season.