A top Manchester United star is close to putting pen to paper on a new £350,000-a-week deal, while a Chelsea midfielder is set for a loan exit in January, according to Monday’s papers.
TOP MAN UTD STAR CLOSE TO PENNING BUMPER NEW DEAL
Spain goalkeeper David de Gea is expecting to sign a new contract at Manchester United worth £350,000-a-week.
United boss Jose Mourinho believes that the 27-year-old will still commit to the deal awaiting his signature.
However, Mopurinho admits that if he were the one sitting down with his keeper, pen would already have been put to paper, according to the report in The Sun.
Talks over a contract to keep the Spain star at Old Trafford until 2023 were supposed to have been concluded in June.
But De Gea, who came close to joining Real Madrid in 2015, is understood to be holding out for a salary that would bring him £350,000 a week, something on a par with top United stars Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.
And Mourinho is desperate for the whole thing to be sorted with the outstanding stopper’s current deal expiring next summer.
But he said: “I don’t belong in the process of discussing deals with the players and negotiations with agents.
“I never did that, it’s something that I don’t even like to do. I would be a bad negotiator; I would give everything to the players! So I don’t belong to that.
“I just know that everything is in movement and hopefully sooner than later we’ll have good news.”
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