David de Gea tells friends he's on the verge of signing new Manchester United contract

David de Gea is set to sign a new contract at Manchester United

Manchester United fans will still be sweating over David de Gea's future.

The Spanish international currently has a year and a half left on his current deal and could go in search of pastures new.

Real Madrid have been long said to be interested in De Gea and the Spaniard could decide to move back to his home country, while Paris Saint-Germain are also interested.

Man United activated a one-year extension on his contract earlier this month but will undoubtedly still want him to pen terms on a long-term deal.

Jose Mourinho himself said at the end of last month that he hopes both parties could reach an agreement on a new contract soon.

"He’s a world-class player, he’s the best goalkeeper in the world and if our ambitions are to be a big club, to be a winning club, you need the best goalkeeper in the world and you need also some other players who are the best in the world," Mourinho said, per the Telegraph.

"We have the best goalkeeper in the world and I know he wants to stay, I know his agent [Jorge Mendes, who is also Mourinho’s agent] is happy to do what the player wants and I also know the board want him to stay and they are working on that so hopefully sooner or later they reach a conclusion."

The Sun have revealed some news about De Gea that will come as a relief to United fans.

They write that the Red Devils are willing to do everything possible to keep De Gea, as they believe he is a genuine world-class star.

Man United are doing everything possible to convince De Gea to stay

And it is believed he is ready to make a stunning U-turn and sign a long-term deal, with De Gea telling his friends that he is on the verge of agreeing new terms.

United are willing to make him the world's best paid 'keepers, meaning his new deal could be in excess of £400,000-a-week after bonuses.

This would also put him alongside Alexis Sanchez as one of the top earners at United.

They don't reveal how long De Gea's new contract would go on for, but the Sun do write that it will keep De Gea at United until his late 30s.

It's been a dismal season for United so far but, with De Gea on the verge of signing a new long-term contract, at least there is something for fans of the club to be excited about.

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