Man United open talks to sign contract deals for two first-team stars

Manchester United have reportedly started to work on new contracts for Victor Lindelof and Jesse Lingard.

Despite several high-profile arrivals and departures during the summer transfer window, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has decisions to make regarding the make-up of his squad.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, the Norwegian has indicated that he wants to keep each of Lindelof and Lingard at Old Trafford.

While the pair have deals in place until 2021, it is claimed that Solskjaer wants contracts in place until the end of the 2023-24 campaign. Both players have featured in each of United’s opening four fixtures in the Premier League this season.

Meanwhile, 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.

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