De Gea 'very calm' about future as Real Madrid links continue

It has been reported that the goalkeeper is frustrated by the time it is taking to seal his move to Spanish side, but he gave nothing away in a short interview on Sunday
David de Gea insists he is "very calm" about his future as speculation surrounding a move to Real Madrid intensifies, but would only confirm that he is heading back to Manchester United for pre-season training.

The Spain goalkeeper is expected to join Madrid this summer but, despite having told United that he will not sign a new deal and wants to move to the Santiago Bernabeu, no deal has yet been completed.

It has been widely reported that De Gea is increasingly agitated by the time it is taking to complete the transfer, with United said to be holding out for Sergio Ramos as part of the deal, but when quizzed on his future in the early hours of the morning by persistent reporters from TV station Cuatro, he did not give anything away.

"I have to return to Manchester for pre-season," he said, before adding that he is "very calm" about events so far this summer.

The journalists also tried to talk to De Gea's girlfriend, Edurne Garcia, but she would not give anything away either: "I'm going to rest, you should too at two o'clock in the morning!"

De Gea returned to Madrid but insisted upon his arrival that he was only there on holiday ahead of a return to England.

United's players return for pre-season training on Monday when, according to reports on Sunday, Louis van Gaal will insist on double sessions for his players in a bid to get them in shape for the 2015-16 campaign.