De Gea maintaining focus

But Spanish shot-stopper views United interest as a compliment

De Gea: Expected to complete move to United at the beginning of July

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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea is determined to remain focused on his international commitments amid Manchester United's ongoing interest.

The 20-year-old is expected to seal a move to United at the beginning of July as Sir Alex Ferguson looks for a replacement for the now-retired Edwin van der Sar.

De Gea is currently away with Spain's Under-21 side at the European Championship in Denmark and the national team is his immediate priority.

"I am trying to stay focused on the Euros for now because it's fundamentally important to our hopes that we all think only about that," he told AS.


Nevertheless, De Gea admits he is proud of United's interest in signing him.

"Manchester United are a great club and if they are interested in you, it's a compliment," he said.

The deal will not go ahead before July because the negotiations have been handled by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes, who will not represent De Gea until the beginning of next month.

However, the official line from the player is he wants to concentrate on the Euros.

"I'm just more relaxed if I focus on the Euros," he said. "I want my head here, not somewhere else."