David de Gea is in danger of pricing himself out of a new contract with Man Utd

Man Utd's David de Gea

David de Gea's future at Manchester United is the last big hurdle for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the board to overcome.

The Norwegian has performed miracles in galvanising the mess Jose Mourinho had left behind, with the players that had been marginalised now thriving.

Paul Pogba is finally happy at the club, Marcus Rashford is excelling in his favoured central striking role and Anthony Martial has recently signed a new deal with the club.

But keeping De Gea - United's finest player in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era - may prove to be the toughest thing to pull off.

That's because the Evening Standard are reporting that the Spaniard may price himself out of a new contract.

United are prepared to make the 28-year-old the highest-paid goalkeeper in the history of football on £350,000-a-week.

But that may not be enough, with the reported £400,000-a-week pre-contract signed by Aaron Ramsey at Juventus proving what De Gea could earn as a free agent.

Both Juve and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the Spaniard and possess huge financial power to fund his demands.

The Red Devils recently activated a clause to extend De Gea's deal by an extra year, buying themselves more time to negotiate with his stubborn representatives.

De Gea & Solskjaer

And the club are said to be encouraged by the fact that privately, he has insisted that he is keen to stay at the club that has turned him into one of the modern game's icons.

There is faith that a deal will be concluded, but United will likely have to offer De Gea a similar salary package to that of Alexis Sanchez - who earns north of £400,000-a-week.

Losing a player of De Gea's ilk would be a disastrous blow to both Solskjaer and Ed Woodward, making it very likely that they will yield and meet his lofty contract demands.

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