Which Manchester United star may be about to get a new deal?

David de Gea

David de Gea is believed to be the subject of interest from some of La Liga's heavyweight outfits but David Moyes is keen to keep the shot-stopper.

Manchester United are determined to fend off interest from both Barcelona and Real Madrid in their goalkeeper David de Gea by offering the Spaniard a new deal.

A report in the Mirror suggests United are wary of long-standing interest in de Gea from the two Spanish super-forces and are stepping up efforts to keep the 23-year-old at Old Trafford for the best years of his career. 

De Gea initially struggled to get to grips with the physical nature of the Premier League but has been a rare bright point in an otherwise woeful season from a United perspective, and with his contract up in two years' time, United want to tie him to a new deal and keep him out of the clutches of vultures such as Madrid and Barca.

The report suggests de Gea's wages would increase to £90,000-per-week as a result and the Spaniard may be more tempted by staying with a club which have backed him ever since his opening season struggles at Old Trafford.

Recent reports from Spain have linked Madrid, whose current goalkeeping roster of Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez are both 32, with a move while Barca may yet enter the running if Borussia Mönchengladbach Marc-Andre ter Stegen elects to stay put or move elsewhere.

De Gea joined United in 2011 from Atletico Madrid for £17.5m but rumours have persistently linked him with a move back to his native homeland, where he has two heavy hitters waiting to pounce.

 

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