De Gea No Longer On Real Wish List
Reports from Spain claim Real coach Carlo Ancelotti is happy with his two keepers, Iker Casillas and Keylor Navas, and has decided there is no need to recruit a new keeper this summer.
There had been speculation that De Gea was a target for Real. Spanish media were reporting before Christmas that Casillas had a verbal agreement with Real president Florentino Perez that he would be given a free transfer this summer. But Casillas has a contract to 2017 that pays him well over £100,000 a week and he is more likely to see out that deal than to leave the Bernabeu.
Yesterday, former United legend Peter Schmeichel urged the Old Trafford hierarchy to sort out a new deal for De Gea. United are reported to be ready to offer the Spaniard a new deal worth £200,000 a week, but they want to put in a release clause worth £50million. That’s the sticking point. De Gea and his advisors want a lower fee.
But the noises coming from the keeper’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is that De Gea is happy at Old Trafford and is looking to wrap up a new deal. His present contract expires at the end of next season but a new deal should be done and dusted before the end of the current season.
Vidic To Quit Inter?
Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic looks set to quit Inter Milan after just one season.
The Serb has fallen out with new coach Roberto Mancini and has lost his place in Inter’s starting line-up. The two men reportedly had a spat when Mancini dropped Vidic to the bench in the Serie A side’s 3-3 draw with Celtic in the Europa League last week.
Vidic has started in 14 Serie A games so far this season.
There were reports earlier this season that United wanted him to return to Old Trafford but the Premier League side have other central-defensive targets including Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos.