Manchester United are ready to offer David de Gea a £15,000-per-week pay rise and two-year contract extension to keep him from the clutches of Barcelona, reports the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper has improved markedly over the past 12 months, and will be rewarded for his fine form with a bumper new deal.

De Gea's current contract at Old Trafford runs until 2016, but Red Devils boss David Moyes plans to secure the Spain international's services even longer, until 2018.

The news will come as a blow to Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino, who had identified the Manchester United stopper as a long-term replacement for Victor Valdes at Camp Nou.

Jorge Mendes, the agent who represents De Gea, is already understood to be heading to Manchester to finalise the deal with the Premier League champions, that will take his clients weekly salary past the £75,000 mark.

Putting pen to paper will effectively rule out Barcelona's chances of stealing De Gea, with a source close to the player recently telling The Sun:

"David is happy in the Premier League and knows this is the season to really show what he can do.

"As for Barca, it'll be very tough for them to convince [Manchester] United to sell."

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