The allegations were later found to be false and De Gea and Atletic Bilbao midfielder Iker Muniain, the other player implicated in the scandal - were not called to provide evidence by the judge in the case.
I accepted his apology with good grace. "My future? The important thing is the World Cup and not to think of anything else that can divert you or upset you", De Gea told reporters at Spain's Media Day ahead the World Cup.
"It's also true that the majority of people in the public eye that disrespected me have not even apologised to me in private. It's easy to talk about others in this country". "A lot of people criticised me, knowing that what they said about me was not correct, but afterwards they did not have the bravery to rectify what they said".
"In the end, things are proven and we saw that it was all a lie". It's all water under the bridge now.
However, when asked about the possibility of the move resurfacing De Gea refused to outright rule out the possibility and instead insisted that all of his energies were focused on the World Cup.
Spain will open their World Cup campaign with an intriguing contest against Portgual where De Gea will be hoping to shut Cristiano Ronaldo out.
Sanchez visited the Spain World Cup squad last week and used the occasion to clear the air with the 27-year-old.
Sometimes it's nearly as though we have a selective memory and tend to focus, not on Spain's performances in the last two tournaments but in three previous ones which we won.
It's the World Cup finals and whenever you are competing in a tournament at this level, whether it's the Euros or the World Cup, you always go into it with the same hopes of doing well, helping the team and being a strong side; we are all full of hope going into these finals.
When pressed further about the transfer rumours, De Gea added: "Football is football and a thousand things can happen". I'm always calm, really. It is important to be focused and be 100%'.
1 will come face-to-face with the Real Madrid superstar on Friday when Spain open their Russian Federation 2018 campaign with an Iberian derby date against Portugal. In fact, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has reportedly admitted that Real Madrid have the best players in every position of the field.
"He also has a great team behind him, they're European champions and it will be a tough game".
'We are very excited, there is a good team, a good group. "We will try to do our best".
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