Future of 28-year-old Man United big-name star still in doubts

According to The Mirror, the future of David de Gea at Manchester United is reportedly still in the balance after it emerged that the Spaniard was stalling on signing a new deal at Old Trafford.

The goalkeeper, whose current contract expires at the end of this season, has been locked in negotiations with United over a new deal since last year.

Reports last month suggested that De Gea was on the verge of committing his long-term future to United after the club offered him a £375,000-a-week contract.

However, as per the same sources, negotiations have not reached a breakthrough and United are in doubt over whether De Gea will pen a new deal.

It is understood that contract talks between De Gea’s camp and United have been complicated by the former using Alexis Sanchez’s wages – said to be around £400,000 a week – as leverage to get the 28-year-old a better deal.

That said, the current offer on the table would make De Gea the highest-paid keeper in world football, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stressing on several occasions that he was confident that the Spaniard would reach an agreement with the club.