Premier League - De Gea denies United deal done
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea has denied a deal has been done to take him to Premier League champions Manchester United.
The highly-rated 21-year-old was reported to have signed for the 19-times English champions after manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed on Tuesday his club had been working on bringing him to Old Trafford for some time.
But De Gea issued a statement through his lawyers to deny any agreement between the Liga club and United is in place.
"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," lawyer Jose Bouzas Aragon wrote in a letter sent to Spanish news agency EFE.
The statement also indicated that De Gea may even consider an extension to his current deal at Atletico, but will not make any decisions about his future until his commitments with the Spanish U21 side have ended on June 30.
De Gea has been identified as a replacement for Edwin van der Sar at United, who is set to retire after Saturday's Champions League final.