PSG eyeing January move for David De Gea as Man United contract talks stall

PSG are hoping to sign David De Gea on a free transfer in 2020 (Picture: Getty)

PSG are hoping to convince Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to sign a pre-contract agreement with them in January ahead of a move next summer, according to the Daily Express.

United have triggered a one-year extension in the 28-year-old’s contract taking him up to June 2020, however, talks to extend his stay beyond that have hit a dead end.

De Gea is believed to have requested parity with Alexis Sanchez’s wages with the Chilean reportedly earning around £400,000 per week at Old Trafford.

Ed Woodward has privately acknowledged that handing Sanchez that deal was an error in judgement and he is keen to avoid a repeat scenario with De Gea.

PSG are on the lookout for a long-term replacement for Gianluigi Buffon (Picture: Getty)

That has alerted PSG to the situation as they are keen to land a new first-choice goalkeeper with neither Gianluigi Buffon nor Alphonse Areola having convinced this season.

However, PSG are willing to play a waiting game with De Gea and sign him on a free transfer next year rather than shelling out £60m in transfer fees to get him this summer. The club also has to be careful with their spending to avoid potential Financial Fair Play sanctions.

In order to convince De Gea to see out his contract at United, PSG are willing to match his wage requests and give him a hefty signing-on-fee contribution.

De Gea has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world during his eight-year stint with United and has been named in the PFA Team of the Year on five separate occasions.

The Spain No.1 had issues with his form this season, though, particularly towards the end of the season when he made a string of high-profile errors.

United have been linked with Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen and Ajax’s Andre Onana, amongst others, as potential replacements for De Gea.


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