De Gea cools transfer talk
In-demand keeper says Atletico is 'my club forever'
By Jamie Casey - Follow me on Twitter @caseyja. Last Updated: April 14, 2011 8:16am
De Gea: Young Spaniard is highly regarded throughout Europe
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea insists no decision will be made on his future until the end of the season.
On Wednesday the Spanish club revealed both Manchester United and Chelsea have made bids for their talented asset, with the former believed to be winning the race.
Neither are thought to have triggered the £22.3million buy-out clause in De Gea's contract, though, and the player himself claims nothing will be settled until the summer.
"If Atletico want to fight for me then it would be very difficult to leave."
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De Gea played down reports he has already agreed a move to Old Trafford and highlighted Atletico's European aspirations as his immediate concern.
"I haven't signed anything," the 20-year-old said. "I'm happy here and have a contract until 2013, so now the essential target is to get the team into Europe and when the league finishes, we'll see.
"Until the end of the season, nothing will be decided.
"I've been with Atletico for many years and have real affection for the club. If Atletico want to fight for me then it would be very difficult to leave. It is my club forever."