De Gea isn’t in a hurry to sign a new contract with United

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Manchester United will have to improve their offer in order to persuade goalkeeper David De Gea to a new contract.

The Red Devils have been negotiating with De Gea regarding a new deal for many months, but so far without success. Earlier this season, United had to use their option to extend David’s current contract for 12 months – until June of 2020.

According to the Evening Standard, the club from Old Trafford is ready to make De Gea the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world with a £350,000 a week salary, but David is in no hurry to agree to these attractive conditions.

According to the publication, agent Jorge Mendes, representing the 28-year-old Spaniard’s interests, is going to use the expiring contract and PSG and Juventus’ interest in David to receive even more favourable conditions for his client.

United may have to improve their offer to £400,000 a week or consider selling De Gea. The second option is carefully considered at Old Trafford, and the Devils’ are thinking about Atletico’s Jan Oblak and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel as David’s possible successors.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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