Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is willing to sign a contract extension at Old Trafford on the condition that it contains a buy-out clause, the Daily Mirror report.
Much has been spoken about the future of the Spanish number one in recent months as a result of his fine form and lingering contract situation.
The former Atletico Madrid star’s current deal at Old Trafford expires in the summer of 2016, leaving the Red Devils in a rather vulnerable position with each passing week.
According to a report in the Mirror last week, his agent Jorge Mendes refused to rule out a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid as rumours circulate over a potential deal with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit.
Such speculation certainly doesn't help United’s case in tying De Gea down to a new deal, and fresh reports now suggest that only with a buy-out clause will the Spaniard be willing to negotiate.
“Manchester United will have to include an escape clause if they are to persuade David De Gea to sign a new contract. While the Red Devils are willing to break the bank by making De Gea the world’s highest paid keeper on £200,000-a-week, the player’s advisers are demanding that a buy-out clause is included in any deal,” the report states.
The report goes on to say that Louis van Gaal’s side are reluctant to agree, but they leave themselves in a weak negotiating position and could be forced to accept such terms.
The 24-year-old has started every Premier League fixture thus far for Van Gaal’s men, conceding 22 goals and keeping an impressive seven clean sheets.
Not only has he won over Spain boss Vicente del Bosque in the race for the Spanish number one spot, but it appears he has been chosen by the Madrid faithful as the man to succeed Iker Casillas with Los Blancos.