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PSG would match De Gea's wage demands

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea

By Ed Elliott

Paris Saint-Germain are willing to match David de Gea's wage demands and create another problem for Manchester United.

The goalkeeper's contract is up this summer, albeit with an option for the club to extend it to another year.

The two camps are currently at an impasse in negotiations over a new deal as the 28-year-old wants to be made the best paid player at the club.

That would involve a wage of over £350,000-a-week. United are reluctant to go so high, but may be forced into a corner if any deal goes unsigned and PSG are free to come in with an offer.

The French champions will upgrade on Gigi Buffon over the next year, and De Gea's situation has made him a top target.

The interest only follows PSG's offer to Ander Herrera, in another situation where they have been willing to capitalise on United's refusal to meet a player's wage demands.

De Gea's first preference is to stay at Old Trafford and he isn't seen as open to a move to Paris as Herrera.

Juventus had been a more attractive option now that Real Madrid have signed Thibaut Courtois, but PSG feel they can put together a persuasive offer.

Meanwhile, Wolves have smashed their transfer record to sign Raul Jimenez for a fee believed to be £32m.

The striker has made his loan from Benfica permanent and has penned a four-year deal.

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