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.