Manchester United have made goalkeeper David de Gea a huge contract offer worth as much as £250,000-a-week, according to The Sun.
The report claims that the Red Devils have offered as much as £120,000-a-week more than Real Madrid, who are prepared to pay the Spaniard as much as £130,000-a-week to star at the Bernabeu.
The future of De Gea, of course, has been the subject of much debate in recent time, with Real seemingly looking to bring him back to La Liga to replace veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
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It appears, though, that despite Real's huge interest, the Manchester United hierarchy are doing all they can to convince the ex-Atletico man to stay on at Old Trafford.
It's certainly not surprising that the Red Devils are trying to persuade the player to stay on in Manchester after his wonderful displays throughout the course of this campaign.
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Brilliant De Gea
In truth, the Spaniard has arguably been the club's most consistent player over the past two years, which was only backed up when he won his second consecutive Player of the Year award at the club this past Tuesday.
Without De Gea this term, United may well have missed out on Champions League football for next season, so it's crucial the club keep him as their No.1 for the 2015/16 campaign.
When Real come calling, though, it's often hard for the top players to turn them down, and with De Gea set to run out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of next season, perhaps he really will leave the club sooner rather than later.
Valdes deserves his chance
If De Gea really does move on, then no doubt speculation regarding his replacement at United will only intensify. But do United really need to splash the cash on another goalkeeper this summer? Well, the truth is, they probably don't.
Ex-Barcelona man Victor Valdes may well be approaching the latter stages of his career, but he's certainly good enough to take over from De Gea for the foreseeable future.
Of course, having only made his debut for the club this past weekend, questions will be asked over his fitness, but if Van Gaal feels that he's fully recovered, then the Red Devils have a very good goalkeeper already at their club. The cash made from De Gea would be spent better elsewhere.
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