Manchester United to offer De Gea new contract

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Manchester United are ready to offer goalkeeper David De Gea a new and improved £90,000-a-week contract.

According to the Daily Mirror, David Moyes wants to keep the Spaniard from the clutches of Barcelona and Real Madrid, with both El Clasico rivals lining up summer bids for the £25m-rated Old Trafford stopper.

Spanish newspaper reports claim Real Madrid in particular are eyeing up a move for the former-Atletico goalkeeper. Carlo Ancelotti wants to freshen up the squad, and with Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez in their 30s, he is looking to the next generation.

Barcelona likewise are set to lose first-choice Victor Valdes at the end of the season, and are keeping tabs on a number of young goalkeepers throughout Europe - including De Gea.

The 23-year-old United keeper has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best since his move from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

After a shaky start, he saw off competition from Danish international Anders Lindegaard and he’s now United’s unequivocal first-choice.

He has two years remaining on his current United contract, but the club want to reward him for his significant improvement and head off interest from his homeland. That means he could be next, after Wayne Rooney, to sign a big-money deal.

It's good news for United fans, with Robin Van Persie also admitting today that he wants to renew his Old Trafford contract.

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