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David de Gea set for final talks with Manchester United

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Manchester United will hold talks with David de Gea's agent in a last ditch attempt to convince him to stay at Old Trafford, reports The Sun.

A report in Goal claims Jorge Mendes will arrive at Old Trafford later this week to listen to what Manchester United have to say. The Sun says an incredible £250,000-a-week offer will be on the table.

The offer represents a significant increase of the £150,000-a-week De Gea was originally offered. That was later increased to £200,000-a-week, which would have made him the best paid goalkeeper in the world, but it was not enough to convince him to sign.

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Now there are reports that the Spain international has already agreed a £130,000-a-week deal with Real Madrid and is just waiting for the two clubs to agree a transfer fee.

But he is still open to the idea of staying at Old Trafford and has sent his agent to hold talks with Manchester United before making a final decision on his future.

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Home comforts

The extra money will certainly help United's cause but there is something Real Madrid have that Manchester United simply can't offer: home comforts.

De Gea grew up in the Spanish capital and still has close links to the city. His girlfriend has remained in Madrid since he moved to Manchester United and it is believed she is not open to the idea of moving.

Release clause

Manchester United understand De Gea's desire to go home and have proved it with this new offer. They will agree to release the 24-year-old two-years into the four-year deal for a set fee if he is still pining for Real Madrid.

But De Gea will be worried that Real Madrid would have moved on by then. Iker Casillas is 33-years-olds and Florentino Perez may well be looking for a long-term successor for next season.

Price tag

If all else fails, Manchester United will set about getting the most money from Real Madrid as possible. With just 12 months left on his contract they will not get his full market value but hope for a fee of around £30m.

Real Madrid will certainly undercut that and hope that De Gea will try his best to agitate his way out of Old Trafford to try and lower the fee further.

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