Juan Mata has insisted Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is happy at the club.
Mata told a Spanish radio station Cadena SER: “David is a veteran here already, been here many years. Everyone recognises his contribution to the team.
“More rumours have come out? If we are just in February, imagine until June, July, August.
“I’ve not spoken to him about this at all. He is relaxed here, and with too much to think about for the rest of the season, without thinking about the summer.”
De Gea said he is happy at United this week, while Perez was coy when asked, saying: “We won’t work on transfers until the end of the season.”
Mata, meanwhile, has said that he personally would be interested in returning to La Liga at some stage, having played in England since joining Chelsea from Valencia in 2011.
“I don’t know what will happen,” the 28-year-old said. “I’ve been asked before, and I don’t know. I’ve been here six years, and I am happy in England, but I love Spain still and always follow La Liga from here. I would like to play again back at home.”