David de Gea looks certain to be heading out this summer and even though there is a hold-up because of the Sergio Ramos situation, it remains highly probable that the player will be plying his trade with Los Blancos next season.
And according to El Confidencial, usually the most reliable Spanish source, the 24 year-old’s official sale to Madrid is now imminent after a deal for A?28.6m was agreed between the two clubs.
Madrid are understood to have tabled a contract worth around A?21.3m over six years a considerably less than United were prepared to offer a with De Gea believed to have already accepted the offer.
United have been linked with Jan Oblak, Samir Handanovic, Hugo Lloris, Fernando Muslera and Jasper Cillessen.
And Cillessen has now confirmed that he has heard about these rumors.
“Of course, you hear some things about it through the media,” he said
“But I keep myself away from it [speculation] actually and I have not heard from my agents.”
He continued, “I have it really good with Ajax. I am enjoying myself and I started training again with great pleasure.”
Cillessen played for van Gaal in the World Cup and is not the only former player who worked under the Dutchman to be linked with a move to Old Trafford.
De Boer has also insisted that the Netherlands international is likely to remain in Amsterdam.
The 45-year-old said, “He is very important to us so we do not want to lose him. I’m assuming that he stays.”
It is likely that Hugo Lloris is the player who makes the switch to Manchester United this summer.