De Gea to be given huge pay rise if he stays at Old Trafford.
Real Madrid are greatly interested in David de Gea as a long-term replacement for Iker Casillas and Manchester United are prepared to double his wages to convince the goalkeeper to stay, reports CaughtOffside.
The Madrid captain has been short on form for some time, losing his place between the sticks at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to Diego Lopez over the past two seasons and to de Gea in the Spanish national team.
Although Keylor Navas was signed from Levante over the summer, head coach Carlo Ancelotti would like another alternative to Casillas and views de Gea as the ideal purchase.
Los Blancos president Florentino Perez agrees and is prepared to sanction a £25m offer for the 23-year-old to try and bring him back to the Spanish capital.
De Gea previously starred for Atletico Madrid before the Red Devils signed him in 2011 and since then the stopper has gone onto be recognised as one of the best in his position in the Premier League.
There is further concern for United as well as the Spain international’s current contract expires in 2016 and they want to tie him down to a new one before Christmas.
Knowing the interest of Madrid they are prepared to more than double de Gea’s wages to £120,000-a-week on a five-year deal.
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