The Spain international is out of contract in 2019 and free to talk to overseas clubs from 1st January. One club monitoring his situation closely is Paris St-Germain. The French champions are keen to find a long-term solution to their goalkeeping situation with Gianluigi Buffon 41 next year.
Consistently failing to progress in the Champions League is a source of frustration with PSG’s owners. It is the silverware which gives them the validation of their billion-dollar investment in the club.
However, it isn’t a simple decision. United are set to exercise a one-year extension in de Gea’s existing deal which will tie him to Old Trafford until 2020. The club wants him to stay longer with an offer winging its’ way to his agent that is worth £375,000 per week, making him the highest-paid player at the club.
Earlier this summer, there was optimism that a deal would be reached quickly but as United’s form dipped, the delays in the two sides reaching agreement is becoming another problem in already troubled times for the former Premier League champions.