De Gea should have signed a new contract BEFORE Real signed a new keeper. That was his bargaining position which he has now lost, bad by his agent. He should still be getting parity with our top earner tho.
I don't think anything is going on. My guess is Utd haven't actually started negotiations as he's tied down for 2 years you'd hope that over the next 12 months they'll sort this one out because it won't be long before clubs like Juventus or PSG start sniffing around him because they can offer him the trophies Utd can't.
De Gea's agent is Jorge Mendes the story above came from Duncan Castles who everyone knows has links to Mendes to me a story like that is an agent trying to hurry a club up in terms of negotiations.
Transfer window is shut now might be a few deals to get some players out before European window shuts but really next few months has to focus on sorting out existing player contracts then Jan to June can be spent planning for next summer
I think he does want to win at Utd but he's not an idiot he must look at the squad and think this lot aren't getting near the league or CL any time soon and it's a question of how long is he prepared to wait and how much does he believe that we'll be back.
5 probably about to be 6 years with no league title is a long time for this club and right now it doesn't look like we are heading forward at best we are standing still possibly even going backwards.
He's 27 so 5 year deal takes him to 32 and he looks to me like a keeper who's going to drop off into his 30's as his reflexes decline like Casillas, so the next 5 years are his peak years. I'm 50/50 on him staying or going think he'll see how this season goes and who might be interested in him if the offers are no good he'll stay but if a club who can offer him trophies could tempt him and with 1 year on his deal he might ask to go. If he does you're looking at £40m coming in then having to spend £80m on a replacement like Chelsea had to do.
I think to win a league we need 4 players unless Dalot turns out to be a world class player.
Right now we need a top class RB, 2 CB's (don't really rate any of our 5 currently) and a RW that's just the starting XI the squad needs much more of an overhual if it was down to me I'd be chaning the entire defence apart form Dalot & Shaw.
Think there's even questions over Lukaku being a good enough number 9 to fire you to the title he's 25-30 a season not 35-40 so others really need to step up and support him as the numbers from the other attackers aren't good enough.