De Gea, 20, is a long-term target for Manchester United and a host of Europe’s top clubs since emerging as one of the most promising goalkeepers in his age category.
The Madrid-born shot-stopper played a vital role in AtlÃƒÂ©tico’s successful Europa League run last season and has already made 51 appearances for the La Liga club.
Sir Alex Ferguson recently highlighted de Gea as a suitable replacement for Edwin van der Sar with the Spaniard believed to be valued at around Ã‚Â£15m. However, de GeaÃ¢â‚¬â€who uprooted Sergio Asenjo as AtlÃƒÂ©tico’s first choice between the postsÃ¢â‚¬â€wants to remain at the Vicente CalderÃƒÂ³n Stadium.
“I am delighted and very happy at AtlÃƒÂ©tico and would like to stay here,” he said. “It is a tribute that a great team like Manchester United is interested in me. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nice, but I have AtlÃƒÂ©tico deep inside me and I would like to stay.”
He continued: “The club has given me everything. This club is great and hopefully beautiful things can happen here. I am very happy here. I have a lifetime here and it is a big club that deserves everything.”
Manchester United are expected to complete a deal to sign Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard within the next few weeks.
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