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De Gea? Mourinho speaks up on his reported Real Madrid link - FCNaija

EPL By: Uche Duru | 13/03/2018

Jose Mourinho has spoken up on David De Gea's Real Madrid interest and seems confident enough to have the Spanish stopper remain at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese manager has told Real Madrid to forget about signing star goalkeeper David de Gea, advising the Spanish and European champions to look elsewhere.

Madrid hold a long-standing interest in Spain international De Gea, who almost joined the LaLiga giants in mid-2015.

The 27-year-old former Atletico Madrid keeper's contract expires in 2019 as he continues to be linked with Zinedine Zidane's men.

Nevertheless, Mourinho is confident De Gea will remain at Old Trafford beyond the season.

"I think he will stay," Mourinho told La Sexta ahead of Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Sevilla.

"I don't know what Real Madrid's intentions are, but if I were them, I would think of another player."