The Daily Mail have managed to at least put some smiles on the faces of Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern after claiming that goalkeeper David De Gea has returned for pre-season training.
Now as one of our punters notes over by the bar with our landlord, we think that De Gea will be made to see out his contract with the club if Real Madrid refuse to play ball and allow Sergio Ramos to join United or pay the asking price for the goalkeeper, and that is looking more and more likely as the summer wears on and a deal is not reached.
Our landlord quips that United could well risk losing the player on a free, but as former manager and legend Alex Ferguson showed, no one is bigger than United and if they want to keep a player and cut off their nose to spite their face, they will.
United fans. Will De Gea be there come the close of the transfer window? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!