De Gea confirms he will return to Man United for pre-season training

David de Gea has confirmed he will return to Manchester United for pre-season training despite being linked with a move to Real Madrid.
De Gea has been linked with a summer switch to the Bernabeu, with the latest reports suggesting Real are unwilling to meet United’s £30million ($46.63m) asking price.
While de Gea is playing it cool at the moment, it has been suggested that he is starting to grow increasingly agitated with the time it is taking to complete the transfer, with United’s interest in Sergio Ramos putting a further spanner in the works.
De Gea has reportedly already told United that he won’t sign a new contract as he wants to join Los Blancos, but a deal between the clubs has yet to be finalised.
“I have to return to Manchester for pre-season,” he told Cuatro before adding that he was “very calm” about all the speculation that has taken place.
United’s pre-season training begins on Monday and, according to reports, manager Louis van Gaal is hoping double the amount of training sessions the Red Devils have so that they are fully fit and prepared for the upcoming season.

Defender Dani Carvajal extends contract with Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has signed a one-year contract extension with the Spanish giants, the club announced on Wednesday.
The new deal will see the Spain international tied down to the Bernabeu outfit until June 30, 2020.
A statement from Real Madrid read: “Real Madrid CF have announced the contract extension of Dani Carvajal which will keep him at the club until the 30th of June 2020, for the next five seasons.”
A youth product of Real, Carvajal was sold to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2012 but returned to the Bernabeu 12 months later after Los Blancos exercised a buy-back option on the player.
Carvajal, 23, made 30 La Liga appearances for Real this past season and started in five Champions League games to help his team reach the semi-final stages.
Real were keen to improve Carvajal’s contract this summer to end speculation regarding the player’s possible departure.
Carvajal’s future had been in doubt after Real signed Brazilian fullback Danilo from Porto after the end of the season.
Real travel to Australia on Sunday to begin their summer tour under new coach Rafa Benitez.

Real Madrid defender Marcelo extends contract by two years

Real Madrid have extended the contract of Brazilian left-back Marcelo for two further seasons, the Spanish giants announced on Friday.
The move sees Marcelo tied down to the Bernabeu stadium until 2020.
A statement from Real Madrid read: “Real Madrid announces it has extended the contract of Marcelo until June 30, 2020, for the next five seasons.”
The 27-year-old joined Real in a six million euro transfer from Brazilian club Fluminense in January 2007 and is the third most veteran player at the club, behind team captain Iker Casillas and vice-captain Sergio Ramos.
The Brazil international has made 320 for Real in his nine years at the club.
Real were keen to secure Marcelo’s long-term future with transfer speculation in recent months having linked club veterans Casillas and Ramos with a move away from the Bernabeu stadium this summer.
Casillas has been strongly linked with Porto, with the Spanish giants keen to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.
Ramos is a reported target of United.
On Friday morning, Casillas and Ramos joined the rest of the Real players to take part in their first training session under new coach Rafael Benitez at the club’s sporting grounds in Valdebebas.
Benitez replaced Carlo Ancelotti at the helm of Real last month after the club sacked the Italian following a trophy-less 2014-15 campaign.