De Gea has been strongly linked with a move to Madrid for a number of months but Man United were reportedly adamant that he would not leave unless a world record bid for a keeper came in.
However, The Telegraph’s Mark Ogden recently claimed that United have now relaxed their approach to the situation.
Van Gaal said De Gea’s future is not up to him and that it “is a process”.
“I don’t know. You can ask of all the players but you will have to wait and see until Manchester United make an announcement or the club where he is going to make an announcement,” he said.
“I don’t want to interfere. As a manager, we have divided our tasks and the task is for Ed Woodward, not me.
“I don’t want to interfere with words or nothing. I haven’t said anything about a transfer, I’ve only said it is a process, we have to wait and see. The club shall announce it when it is finished and so on.”
Sergio Romero has been playing in De Gea’s absence and the Argentine’s error led to Swansea City’s winning goal in the 2-1 defeat against Swansea City on Sunday. United fans are clamouring for some closure over the De Gea one way or the other as it is beginning to have an adverse affect on results. If he does go now, United do not have much time to find a replacement.