Paris St-Germain target summer move for Manchester United keeper David de Gea

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Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain have made Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea one of their top summer transfer targets. 

PSG are in the market as they want a replacement for veteran stopper Gianluigi Buffon.

The Daily Star reports that the Qatari-backed club are willing to offer de Gea a contract worth £450,000 per week – more than doubling his Manchester United pay packet.

De Gea’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain. His current deal expires in June 2020 and despite months of negotiations between the club and his representatives no new deal has been signed.

This means that he could leave for nothing at the end of next season, so if no deal is in sight, United could decide to cash in on the 28-year-old.

Of course, with only a relatively short time until his deal expires, United could not charge his full market value. This has put PSG on alert and they could tempt United with a £50 million bid.

Of course, other clubs are also interested in the player. Real Madrid have had an interest in him for what seems like forever and could bid, especially as Thibault Coutois has not had a stellar season. Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are also thought to be monitoring de Gea’s situation.

Whether de Gea stays could also be influenced by whether United are playing Champions League football or not next season. They are currently in 6th place, 3 points behind Chelsea in 4th – the final Champions League spot – with 2 matches remaining.