Man United getting closer to sign contract deal with 28-year-old Spanish superstar

According to the latest reports, Manchester United have edged closer to securing the long-term future of goalkeeper David de Gea.

Despite several months of negotiations, the Spain international has entered his ninth campaign at United with less than a year remaining on his contract.

There was a suggestion earlier this month that Juventus were ready to make a commitment to signing the 28-year-old on a free transfer next summer.

However, The Guardian claims that United have finally agreed terms with De Gea after indicating that they are willing to hand the stopper a significant pay-rise.

The report suggests that the former Atletico Madrid man will move into the same wage bracket as midfielder Paul Pogba when the deal is made official.

De Gea has made 366 appearances for United in all competitions.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have joined local rivals Man City in the battle for Benfica star Florentino Luis, who is becoming one of the most sought-after talents in Europe.

The 20-year-old attracted the attention of City over the summer, but signed Rodri in the holding midfield role instead of launching a bid for Luis.

Man Utd have now joined the fray as Portuguese outlet A Bola report that the Red Devils sent scouts to watch Benfica’s comprehensive 4-0 win at Sporting Braga on 1 September, where they were also keeping an eye on centre-back Ruben Dias.