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Club chief denies receiving any bids for young goalkeeper

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has hinted to potential suitors that goalkeeper David de Gea would cost significantly more than the £18 million that has been reported in recent times.

Manchester United are among the clubs that have been linked with the Spain Under-21 international and although reports suggested an £18m bid had been lodged, Cerezo has denied hearing anything about a potential offer.

"No-one has asked me about him [De Gea] this morning," he said, as quoted by the Press Association.

"Ask Manchester [United] about it, but £18 million doesn't seem much to me."

The highly-rated goalkeeper forced his way into the first-team during the first half of the 2009-10 season after Sergio Asenjo was ruled out through injury.

The Atletico youth product recently signed a new contract at the club although could be tempted to move on in the summer if a big European side comes in for him.

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