David De Gea Set For New Man United Bumper Contract as Old Trafford Side Attempts To Ward Off Real Madrid Interest

Manchester United to reward the Spaniard.

Manchester United are set to ward off interest from Real Madrid by readying a new contract that will make David De Gea the best-paid goalkeeper in the Premier League, reports the Mirror.

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The Red Devils are desperate to keep the stopper at Old Trafford after a superb season, attracting the attention of Spanish giants Real Madrid.

De Gea is entering the last 18 months of his contract, and while the 24-year-old has been offered a new deal worth £120,000-per-week, he is yet to sign a contract extension.

Those wages would have put the former Atletico Madrid star on the same earnings as Manchester City’s Joe Hart – however Man United are now prepared to offer £140,000-a-week.

Van Gaal will hope that the lure of becoming the Premier League’s highest-paid keeper will encourage De Gea to extend his stay in Manchester – and keep him out of reach from Real Madrid.

United will also reportedly insert a £45m release-clause in a new deal to further thwart interest from the La Liga giants.

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