Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is not confident of David de Gea extending his contract with the club. The Spain international has been with the Red Devils for the past seven-and-a-half seasons and during his period, he has transformed into one of the world’smost sought after goalkeepers.
De Gea’s present contract with United is due to expire at the end of the season but the club are expected to exercise an extension clause, which would prolong his stay until the summer of 2020. Nonetheless, there remain concerns regarding the lack of progress in terms of contract talks and the same appears likely to prolong with Spaniard yet to agree on a suitable wage package.
At present, there have been reports indicating that De Gea wants a £350,000-a-week salary, which would put him on par with the club’s highest earners in Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez, but the club’s hierarchy appear to be reluctant to match the wage demands. Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are both said to be monitoring the proceedings of the Spain international and they could lodge respective bids next summer, should the shot-stopper continue with the recent contract standoff.