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David de Gea to be offered new Manchester United contract

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Manchester United are ready to offer David De Gea a bumper new contract in a bid to ward off alleged interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The Daily Star on Sunday reports how the Spain international goalkeeper will be rewarded for his fine form at Old Trafford with a two-year extension to his current deal which will tie him to the club until 2018.

De Gea was one of the few positives in a disastrous season for the Red Devils, which ended with a disappointing seventh place finish in the Premier League, and with it failure to qualify for the Champions League.

David Moyes paid the price and was sacked by the Manchester United board just 10 months into his six-year contract, but is expected to be replaced by Holland head coach Louis van Gaal after the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

The 23-year-old appears happy to commit his long-term future to Manchester United, despite receiving admiring glances from La Liga, and is set to receive a significant pay rise that will see his wages rise from £52,000 to £85,000-a-week.

De Gea had been identified by Barcelona as a possible replacement for Victor Valdes, who is set to leave Camp Nou upon the expiry of his contract this summer.

Real Madrid have also been mooted as admirers of the former Atletico Madrid man, despite Carlo Ancelotti boasting a wealth of talent between the sticks with Diego Lopez and Iker Casillas both fighting for position at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Regardless of whether Manchester United rediscover their best form over the coming years, De Gea stands to pocket a mouth-watering £18 million in salary over the next four years.

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