Man United first-team star ready to sign £350,000-a-week contract

David de Gea is willing to pen a new long-term deal with Manchester United, but the Spaniard is refusing to budge on his £350,000-a-week salary demands.

David De Gea still has 18 months left to run on his existing deal, but the Red Devils are desperate to sign the 28-year-old to a new long-term contract as soon as possible.

Last week, it was claimed that the Premier League giants had made a breakthrough in negotiations with Spain international.

According to The Mirror, the former Atletico Madrid superstar wants to commit his future to the Red Devils but will demand that his wage demands of £350,000 per week are met.

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez is currently highest earner at the club, with the Chile international – a free transfer from bitter rivals Arsenal last January – collecting in the region of £400,000 a week.

David De Gea, who joined Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011, has made 346 appearances in all competitions for the in-form Manchester United who are playing one of the best footballs at the moment.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper kept his sixth Premier League clean sheet of the season in the 3-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday afternoon, and the club took the fourth place in the top flight.

David De Gea was reluctant to sign the contract extension when Jose Mourinho was at charge at the Theatre of Dreams, but now it is claimed that the Premier League giants have a better chance of retaining the Spaniard’s services for the years to come.