David De Gea has 'said his goodbyes' to Manchester United staff ahead of Real Madrid move

Spain international appears to be on verge of Bernabeu switch

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David De Gea looks increasingly likely to leave Manchester United this summer, with reports today that he has already said goodbye to staff at Old Trafford.

It is no secret that the Spain international is wanted by Real Madrid and whilst happy at his current club, the pull of a return to the Spanish capital is strong for the goalkeeper.

According to the Daily Star, the former Atletico Madrid players has said his goodbyes to staff at Manchester United and signalled to Real Madrid that he will join them.

The report comes after bookmakers stopped taking bets on De Gea joining Real Madrid. There were also claims yesterday that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is certain De Gea will join.

Any move would be expected to be for a fee of around £25m.

De Gea himself has said little publicly about leaving, although did acknowledge last week that there is uncertainty around his future: “We will see what happens,” he said.