Jose Mourinho Tells Real Madrid To Forget Signing David De Gea

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

But according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol Manchester United are now on his tail with Jose Mourinho "hoping to build a team around Neymar".

De Gea now has 18 months left on his deal, meaning United have reached a crossroads: they either sell, try to extend him or risk letting him walk away for nothing. "I do not know Real Madrid's intentions but, if I were them, I would think of another player".

De Gea has put the disappointment of missing out on that move behind him and is focused on life in the North West, but has yet to sign on the dotted line for a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in 2019.

De Gea will be in action for United on Tuesday when they host Sevilla in the second leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League.

De Gea is thought to be their number one target, while Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois has also been touted as a potential option, but Mourinho has suggested that De Gea will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer.

"I see him [staying] here", Mourinho told La Sexta when asked about De Gea's future. Since the previous Carlo Ancelotti era at Real Madrid, David De Gea has been strongly linked with a possible move away from Old Trafford till date.