Manchester United continue David de Gea contract talks

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Image: David de Gea could become one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League with a new deal at Manchester United

Manchester United say they remain in discussions with David de Gea over a new contract at the club.

United have been surprised at reports they rejected wage demands of £350,000-per-week, as Sky Sports News understands they would be prepared to pay that amount, but agent demands may be driving the price higher still.

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The club's chief executive Ed Woodward said in an investors conference call last week he was hoping to "finish off the final few [contracts] as rapidly as we possibly can".

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Those "final few" also include Spain midfielders Juan Mata and Ander Herrera, as well as striker Marcus Rashford, whose deal expires in 2020 but includes a further year's option.

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De Gea, Herrera and Mata are part of a group of six United first-team players whose contracts expire in June along with Matteo Darmian, Andreas Pereira and captain Antonio Valencia.

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United are hoping the Spain trio all join Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay in extending their stays at Old Trafford within the current season.

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