Man United move to keep David de Gea

Author: Sky Sports
David de Gea

In their bid to hold onto their prized goalkeeper, the Board of Manchester United are working around the clock to extend the contract of the Spanish international for another year.

The manager, Jose Mourinho,  has also made it emphatic that he is keen on keeping De Gea  at the club .

The Spain international goalkeeper's contract was due to end this summer, which would have allowed him to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club from January 1 2019

De Gea's future has been in doubt with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus reportedly interested in the 28-year-old.

United boss, Jose Mourinho, said after Tuesday's Champions League win over Young Boys that De Gea would sign a new contract and insisted his goalkeeper wants to stay at Old Trafford.

Mourinho said: "He's the best goalkeeper in the world, and if our ambitions are to be a big club, a winning club, you need the best goalkeeper in the world.

"You also need some other best players in the world, and in this case, we only have the best goalkeeper in the world."

David De Gea joined Man United in 2011

The contract extension guarantees De Gea will play at United for an eighth year after he joined the club from Atletico Madrid in 2011 for £17m.

Since his arrival at United, De Gea has become one of the world's best shot-stoppers with his form seeing him win the club's player of the year award four times in the last five seasons.

Already, Manchester United have exercised their option to extend  De Gea's contract for another year and negotiations continue on a long-term deal, Sky Sports News understands.