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David de Gea turns down latest Manchester United contract

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has turned down the club’s first offer of a new contract, reports The Athletic.

The Spaniard is entering the final 12 months of his deal at the Old Trafford club.

The Red Devils have another season clause in De Gea’s contract.

However, it was decided long ago they would not trigger it.

They want to agree on an extension instead, and talks are expected to continue.

Man United want the 32-year-old to sign an extension on reduced wages.

De Gea currently earns £375,000 per week at the club.

The world’s highest-paid goalkeeper recognises that he must take a reduction to remain at the club.

However, the Red Devils’ latest offer is not satisfactory enough.

De Gea believes he is still one of the most important players at Man United, which should reflect in his wages.

Both parties are expected to reach an agreement, and there is enough time for that to happen.

Despite questions over his ball-playing abilities, the former Atletico Madrid star remains one of the best in the world.

De Gea had a shaky start to the season but has been impressive in recent months.

Man United won the Carabao Cup last month and are still in the Europa League.

They are third in the Premier League after 26 games, 19 points off leaders Arsenal.

Only three points separate them from Newcastle United, and both clubs have a lot to play for when they meet on Sunday.

De Gea will be keen to make a difference again having often done so several times.

His performances going forward will be duly scrutinised, and they will determine his future with the Red Devils.