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De Gea at Old Trafford for Man United medical

Fergie’s on the brink of sealing big-money deal for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper.

David De Gea.
David De Gea.
Image: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

HE ALWAYS GETS his man.

Alex Ferguson is today on the brink of signing up his replacement for the retired Edwin van der Sar.

The Manchester United manager is closing in on his third signing of the summer after Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea arrived for a medical earlier.

Ferguson revealed a few weeks ago the club were in negotiations with the Spanish side but the finalities of the deal were delayed by the player’s involvement in the European Under-21 championships, which Spain won on Saturday.

De Gea then wasted no time and flew into Manchester today to undergo a medical. He arrived at the hospital under a white sheet.

Sky Sports report the De Gea has changed his agent and the move will be pushed through within 48 hours.

United have already signed England Under-21 youngster Phil Jones from Blackburn and last week brought in Ashley Young from Aston Villa.

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