United risk losing De Gea for free, PSG showing interest

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De Gea wants to be the highest-paid player at the club with the French champions willing to break the bank to acquire the Spaniard.

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to match David De Gea’s wage demands and create more pressure for Manchester United.

The Spanish goalkeeper’s contract expires next summer and the two camps are currently at an impasse in negotiations over a new deal, as the 28-year-old wants to be made the highest paid player at the club.

That means that he is seeking a wage of over £350,000 per week, double what he is already earning.

United have been reluctant so far to sign such a hefty price – it’s not like they can’t afford it. However, United may be forced to accept the demands or risk losing one of their key players to a club who are already willing to fork out an offer.

Should he leave this summer, his contractual situation means he would likely do so for around £50million, whereas if he signed a new deal he could command in the neighbourhood of £100m. But the risk in United waiting, of course, is that De Gea could leave for nothing.

The French champions are looking to upgrade on their current first keeper – Gigi Buffon, over the next year, and De Dea’s situation has made him a top target.

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The interest only follows PSG’s offer to Ander Herrera, in another situation where they have been willing to capitalise on United’s refusal to meet a player’s wage demands.

De Dea’s first preference is to stay at Old Trafford and he isn’t seen as open to a move to Paris as Herrera.

Juventus had been a more attractive option now that Real Madrid have signed Thibaut Courtois, but PSG feel they can put together a persuasive offer.

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