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David de Gea has reportedly turned down the offer of a new contract at Manchester United ahead of his deal expiring at the end of this season - but negotiations with the Spanish stopper are expected to reach a positive conclusion.
When he signed his current deal in September 2019, United agreed to pay De Gea £375,000-a-week - meaning he became the world's highest-paid goalkeeper.
The 32-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has gone on to rack up more than 500 appearances for the club.
After a tricky start to this campaign, De Gea has been in fine form and recently surpassed Peter Schmeichel as the club’s all-time record holder for clean sheets with 183.
However, according to The Athletic, while United want to extend his deal they are focused on reducing his huge salary - something De Gea realises he must accept if he wants to remain at the club.
David de Gea has reportedly turned down Manchester United's first offer of a new contract
After initially struggling, De Gea has enjoyed a fine campaign and has made several top saves
The report states that at the time of signing his current deal, the arrival of Alexis Sanchez on a deal of more than £400,000 per week, along with his status as United's only No 1 gave De Gea leverage in talks with