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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea’s contract with the club is nearing an end, and the 27-year-old’s future at Old Trafford is now uncertain.

De Gea could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season when his current contract expires, although United have the option to extend the goalkeeper’s deal by another year.

De Gea has so far refused to sign a new contract, and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he isn’t sure the club can keep hold of the Spaniard.

“I am not confident,” the Portuguese told Sky Sports.

“I cannot find the word in English, but let’s see what happens. Only the club, David and his people can answer that.

“My comment is only that everyone knows how good he is, how important he is for Manchester United and, if the club want to be better than it is and not worse, obviously it would be very important to keep David.”

United will be confident of keeping De Gea as long-term admirers Real Madrid have already gone on to sign former Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.