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David De Gea's move to Real Madrid collapses

David De Gea Credit: Action Images / Mark Avery

Manchester United insist Real Madrid are the ones to blame for a shock collapse of David de Gea's proposed move to the Bernabeu.

United and Madrid had agreed a deal worth £29million for the sale of the Spanish goalkeeper on Monday, with Keylor Navas coming to Old Trafford as part of the agreement.

But shortly after the 11pm deadline for European transfers it emerged the necessary paperwork had not been submitted in time and the deal had fallen through as a result.

United insist they uploaded the requisite documents to FIFA's Transfer Matching System before the deadline.

It is understood that United feel it was Madrid who failed to file their paperwork in time and believe they must take the blame for the deal's collapse.

Reports in Spain indicated the documents did not reach the Spanish league office until 28 minutes after the deadline. United have rejected that, claiming they have a time-stamp from FIFA as proof they submitted the documents before the deadline.

Woman dragged from car and raped outside John Lewis

The woman was dragged from her car outside John Lewis. Credit: ITV News.

A woman in her 20s was dragged from her parked car outside John Lewis and raped, police say.

The woman was in a car park at the far end of John Lewis car park in Cheadle on Friday evening when a man opened the door and dragged her into some nearby bushes and raped her.

The attacker, described as Asian and approximately 40 years old, then ran off into undergrowth near Wilmslow Road.

The attack happened around 7pm on Friday but reported to police on Sunday.

Detectives say, the offender was of medium build, with black hair and had a heavily pock-marked and open-pored skin on his face, with a thick black mono-brow, wearing black jogging bottoms.

This young lady has suffered a deeply traumatic ordeal and we have a team of detectives who are working on this case to try and identify the man that did this to her.

We believe that the area close to where the victim was parked in her car is used as a cut-through between Wilmslow-Handforth by-pass and the junction of Wilmslow Road and Etchells Road and we are appealing for anyone that may have seen a man fitting this description hanging around this area, to please get in touch.

The description of this attacker is very distinctive, with deep pock-type scars on his face and I am hoping that this may jog someone’s memory to call us, so we can find the person responsible and take him off our streets.”

– Detective Inspector Richard Ennis, Greater Manchester Police

'Vulnerable' teenager vanishes in Merseyside

Rhyanna Andrews is 13 years old Credit: Merseyside Police

Detectives are searching for a teenager from Merseyside, who has not been seen since the weekend.

Rhyanna Andrews, 13, was last spotted leaving home in Huyton on Saturday night. She was wearing a black jacket, grey jogging bottoms and black trainers. Officers say she is classed as "vulnerable."

Everton star in court charged with drink driving

Darren Gibson Credit: PA Images

Everton star Darron Gibson will appear in court accused of crashing his sports car into a cyclist while drink-driving.

Gibson, 27, is alleged to have been behind the wheel of his black Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo car when it hit the bike before driving away.

Irishman Gibson is alleged to have then pulled into a petrol station nearby and collided with a petrol pump.

Police were called and charged the Premier League footballer with driving without due care and attention, driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop after a road traffic collision, near his home in Altrincham, Cheshire, on the evening of August 16.

He's due to appear at Trafford Magistrates' Court later today.


Police renew search for a missing holidaymaker, 10 years on

What Steven Cook could look like today Credit: Cheshire Police

Police are renewing their search for a holidaymaker from Cheshire who went missing in Crete, 10 years ago.

Steven Cook, 20, vanished on a night out. He was last seen outside a pub in Malia, asking for directions to his hotel. A reward of 7 thousand euros is being offered for information. Officers have released an age-progressed photo of Steven could look like today.

Steven Cook as he appeared in 2005 Credit: ITV

Holed Mancunian Way reopens this morning

The sinkhole appeared two weeks ago Credit: ITV

The Mancunian Way reopens in the centre of Manchester this morning, two weeks after a sinkhole forced its closure.

Engineers worked round the clock over the bank holiday to repair the road, which was damaged when the hole appeared after flooding. The city council say a contraflow, and speed restrictions, will allow traffic to return to the route.

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