Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants David De Gea to stay at Old Trafford. However, a spanner was thrown into the works recently when it emerged the Spain international had turned down a new contract. By wanting to stick with the veteran, however, the Red Devils could be about to cost themselves the potential signings of Diogo Costa and David Raya.
Manchester United have seen De Gea impress for the most part this season, early mistakes against the likes of Brighton and Brentford aside.
And Ten Hag is more than happy to stick with the 32-year-old, who has been at the club ever since his arrival from Atletico Madrid back in 2011.
United want De Gea to stay. In the week, though, it emerged the veteran had turned down an offer of a new contract.
The club are keen for their stalwart to accept a salary reduction, with his wages of £375,000-a-week deemed too steep to stick with.
And there’s still an expectancy the No 1 will pen an extension and sign on the dotted line.
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United want to land a new midfielder this summer, regardless of whether or not Marcel Sabitzer joins on a permanent basis.
Jude Bellingham is one player of interest, amid an expectancy he’ll be on the move from Borussia Dortmund.
Frenkie de Jong is another, despite the Barcelona star regularly making it clear he’s happy at the Nou Camp and not seeking a move away.
Up top, United are hoping to convince Tottenham into parting ways with Harry Kane.
And they’re also interested in Victor Osimhen, too, with the Napoli star in the form of his life over in Serie A.
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Meanwhile, De Gea has admitted he still loves playing for United despite turning down their recent contract offer.
"Of course I’ve been here many, many years enjoying every moment in this club, playing many, many games,” he stated.
“Of course is great to be here, it’s a massive club, I love the club and I’m really happy here of course.
“It has been the same over the years, a lot of noise about everything in this club but the Players, we just focus on games.
"Especially the one we have on Sunday is a massive one for us because we want to finish in the top four.
“Like I say we have many, many games so we have to be really focused on training well, recovering well, helping the team and that’s the most important thing, rather than contracts or anything."
Two goalkeepers could leave United this summer.
Tom Heaton is out of contract, with the veteran rarely featuring since returning in the summer of 2021.
And Dean Henderson is primed to depart if he’s not granted assurances over game time.