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Manchester United improve De Gea offer to end contract impasse

Manchester United have offered David De Gea an improved offer as they bid to end the goalkeeper’s contract impasse.

The Spanish international has entered the final year of his contract at Old Trafford, with talks over a new deal having stalled in recent months.

The 28-year-old has rejected previous proposals as he seeks a new deal which puts him alongside the highest earners at the club. Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez’s current £500,000-a-week package makes him Manchester United‘s best-paid player, however, the club are reluctant to go that high again.

Sanchez’s move from Arsenal in 2018 and the subsequent record-breaking contract has destabilised the club’s wage structure, with the club having struggled to negotiate new deals with several stars.

Marcus Rashford this week signed a new long-term deal worth a reported £250,000-a-week after a protracted contract-saga, whilst Spain midfielder Ander Herrera decided to leave the club on a free transfer having failed to agree new terms.

According to the Telegraph, United have now offered De Gea a new deal worth in the region of £350,000-a-week, a significant rise on the Spaniard’s current deal.

United will hope their latest offer can persuade De Gea to commit his long-term future to the club, with the goalkeeper having been a key player since his arrival from Atletico Madrid eight years ago, winning a record four player of the year awards.

Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are believed to have been monitoring De Gea’s situation, and European clubs are free to negotiate with the player from January 1 over a pre-contract agreement for next summer.

United’s stance has remained that they will not sell De Gea this summer, despite the prospect of losing him for nothing in 12 months time, however, the club are believed to have made contingency plans should a new contract not be agreed.

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