De Gea favours new Man United contract over Juventus, PSG transfers – sources

ESPN

David De Gea is edging closer to committing his long-term future to Manchester United, sources have told ESPN FC, with the goalkeeper unconvinced by the merits of a move away from Old Trafford to Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain.

United staved off the prospect of the 28-year-old leaving on a free transfer next summer by securing De Gea's services until June 2020 by triggering a one-year option to extend his contract last month.

But the club remain determined to negotiate a new long-term deal with De Gea — who was ranked at No. 1 among the world's goalkeepers in the 2018 ESPN FC 100 — that will tie him to United until well into his thirties.

United know of interest from Juventus and Champions League round-of-16 opponents PSG in De Gea, who arrived at Old Trafford in an £18.3 million move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.

But even before the dismissal of manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday, the United hierarchy had become aware of De Gea's readiness to consider a new deal worth in the region of £350,000 a week to stay at the club.

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