The rumours around the possibility of De Gea signing for Real Madrid continue to mount, with Manchester United coach José Mourinho discussing the subject in this week's press conference.
"Florentino Pérez and his right arm José Ángel Sánchez are some of the people in football that I can say I did not work for them and then it is over. We are friends forever, big friends. Friends speak, friends are open, friends are honest," Mourinho said.
“So if at the end of the season I want one of their players or they want one of our players we will not do it through the press. We are going to exchange messages. We will be very direct. So they are one of the clubs that I am not worried about at all,” he added.
Asked about De Gea staying at United, the Portuguese coach was unequivocal: "I have nothing to say because I am not going to speak about hypothetical things. The only thing that is real is that he is my player, I am happy with him, I know that he is happy with me and there is nothing else, absolutely nothing else,” he concluded.