“But I’m interested in waking up in the morning in a place where I feel good and, at the age of 29, winning back all the respect I’d worked 12 years to earn in Italy was not for me.
“There are lots of components – lots to evaluate.
“I stayed in Italy, with Roma, because I wanted to end in the best way possible. There was Manchester (United) too.
“There were many things that I was not interested in at all. Of course you are flattered by the interest, but this is how it is.”
Real Madrid back in for De Gea?
Thibaut Courtois is on thin ice at Real Madrid, reports in Spain claim.
The Belgium international was snapped up by Los Blancos in the summer from Chelsea.
However, since he swapped west London for Madrid, it hasn’t been plain sailing and he could lose his place in the team.
And that could then lead to Real Madrid having another look at doing a deal for David de Gea.