Manchester United will re-open talks with goalkeeper David de Gea over a new contract next month, according to the Daily Mail.
The Spanish shotstopper has just 18 months left on his current contract at Old Trafford and has been linked with a £25 million move to Real Madrid in recent months.
The speculation surrounding De Gea, who has been one of Manchester United's best performers this season, increased further today with reports that Victor Valdes has signed a two year contract at the club.
It has been suggested that the former Atletico Madrid ace could return to Spain, and while the Mail say that is possible, De Gea is settled at Old Trafford and is no rush to leave. Indeed, the paper claims that Manchester United executive Ed Woodward plans on re-opening talks over a new contract this month.
Woodward will meet with agent Jorge Mendes in the coming weeks to thrash out a new contract that could make De Gea one of the highest earners at the club. Previous reports have suggested that he will earn £120,000-per-week if he decides to put pen to paper - and that number could be even higher when the latest round of talks open.
That will be music to the ears of the Old Trafford faithful, who feared that De Gea could be sacrificed as Louis van Gaal looks to continue his complete overhaul of the Red Devils this summer.
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The move for Valdes, who has been training with Manchester United in recent months as he nears full fitness following a knee injury, is likely to spell the end for Anders Lindegaard. The Daily Mail claim that Van Gaal doesn't believe that the shotstopper is up to the task and will be allowed to leave the club.
It is likely that Lindegaard will return to Scandinavia in the January transfer window, while Ben Amos could also be shown the door.
Valdes is currently staying in the Lowry Hotel, but with the news of his new contract with Manchester United likely to be confirmed in the coming days he will look to buy a house near fellow Spaniards Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and of course De Gea.