Sanchez met the Spain team last week, when he attempted to ease the tension by apologising in person to De Gea.
Sanchez visited the Spain World Cup squad last week, of which Dea Gea is an integral member, before they left for Russian Federation, using the occasion to clear the air with the 27-year-old face-to-face. "I accepted his apologies politely", Spanish media quoted the goalkeeper as saying. "The issue is that what he said back in the day was in public and that is why I think the apology should also be a public one".
When pressed further about the transfer rumours, De Gea added: "Football is football and a thousand things can happen".
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. Come what may, I'll be the same.
"The press conference I gave already said that it was all a lie, but everyone followed talking about if I should not be in the national team, what if. It is easy to talk about others in this country". "It is important to be focused and be 100%".
De Gea received a private apology but is seeking a public one to set the record straight.
"There are things that did a lot of damage and had an affect".
"In the end, things are proven and we saw that it was all a lie".
"It's a World Cup, you always go with the same desire", De Gea said.
De Gea is perhaps Jose Mourinho's best player and losing him at the moment would be too much trouble considering the overhaul the manager has planned.
Spain take on European champions Portugal in their Group B opener on June 15.
"We also have a great national team, and it will be a tough game".