De Gea Offered Improved New Man United Contract

Manchester United have made goalkeeper David de Gea an improved contract offer in a bid to keep the Spain international at Old Trafford.

De Gea’s current deal runs out in 12 months and efforts to get the 28-year-old to agree an extension have failed.

It is understood United’s latest offer would make De Gea the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world.

He came within a minute of joining Real Madrid in 2015.

Whilst it is felt the former Atletico Madrid man wants to remain in Manchester, it is understood his advisors believe his status as one of the key figures in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s squad, and United’s player of the year in four seasons out of five, should make him one of the club’s highest earners.

Out-of-favour forward Alexis Sanchez‘s £390,000-a-week contract is seen as the benchmark.

Senior United figures have previously indicated they would allow De Gea’s contract to run down in the hope an agreement will be reached, even though it risks one of their most saleable assets leaving for nothing at the end of the season.

United have already tied down Marcus Rashford to a four-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months. De Gea’s contract is now the priority, with the club conscious of interest from Juventus and Paris Saint-German.

Sources close to De Gea have always maintained he wants to stay at Old Trafford – but the difficulty in convincing him to put pen paper on a new deal is evidence of his willingness to walk away.

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