DAVID DE GEA is poised to sign a new five-year Manchester United deal worth £350,000 a week, according to The Sun.
The Spanish goalkeeper – who is wanted by Real Madrid this summer – is expected to sign before going to the World Cup.
He will become United’s second highest ever earner in history – behind Alexis Sanchez who is on £505,000 a week.
It is thought that talks will begin with the 27-year-old this month, after initial discussions earlier this season.
United are convinced he is ready to commit his future at Old Trafford, after years of speculation.
A United insider revealed: “The club want it sorted. It has to be done in their eyes.
“They want David to go to the World Cup and come back knowing everything is settled.
“Zlatan leaving has freed up more wiggle room on wages and United don’t want to drag it out.
“They want to show the world that David won’t be leaving for anywhere. It’s a real statement.”
It is thought Madrid have cooled their full-blown interest in De Gea, and have moved on to more realistic targets.
He is understood to be happy in Jose Mourinho’s side, despite a disappointing campaign in the Premier League.
The stopper saw a switch to the Bernabeu collapse on deadline day in 2015 after a last-minute admin error.
He is out of contract next summer, but United have the option to extend it by a further 12-months.
The club have no intention of letting De Gea wait and risk upsetting him by trying to save money on wages.
He earns around £210,000-a-week on his present terms, and is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world.
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