Manchester United preparing offers for four first-team stars

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Manchester United are preparing new deals for four of their current crop of first-team stars, with David De Gea, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley all set to be offered extensions.

The Daily Mail reports how the quartet - who have no more than two years to run on their current contracts - will be handed fresh terms at the end of the season, as David Moyes and his coaching team look towards the long-term future at Old Trafford.

With Nemanja Vidic set to depart this summer and question marks surrounding Rio Ferdinand, Jones will have an integral role to play in the Manchester United team moving forward, and Moyes wants to tie him down as soon as possible.

De Gea, meanwhile, has been one of the Red Devils' most consistent performers in 2013/14, and has come on leaps and bounds since signing from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.

There has already been speculation that the Spain international goalkeeper is attracting glances from a growing list of admirers, and so the Premier League champions are equally determined to secure him to a new contract.

Welbeck has also enjoyed his most prolific campaign at Manchester United to date, scoring 13 goals in 36 games for club and country, and despite some criticism earlier in the season is seen by Moyes as an important player for the future.

Of the four players set to be offered new deals Cleverley is obviously the most surprising, given the disappointing form he has shown in Moyes's first season as Manchester United manager.

But, despite his inconsistent performances, the England international is still tipped for a bright future in the game, and will also be offered the chance to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

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