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Report: De Gea close to signing new Manchester United deal

David De Gea is apparently close to agreeing a new £350,000-a-week contract at Manchester United.

The Spanish international’s future at Old Trafford had appeared uncertain as talks continued to stall on a new contract, with the goalkeeper having entered the final 12 months of his current deal.

It is thought that the 28-year-old originally wanted parity with Alexis Sanchez as the club’s highest-earner, however, according to the Mirror, the Spaniard is now close to signing a new five-year deal to remain at the club.

The deal will see De Gea’s current £200,000-a-week wages rise to around £350,000-a-week, making the former Atletico Madrid player the best-paid goalkeeper in world football.

The news will come as a welcome boost to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the likes of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain said to have been monitoring developments should a deal not be agreed.

De Gea’s commitment to the club follows the news that forward Marcus Rashford has signed a new long-term deal, with the England international penning a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2023.

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