David De Gea who is still wanted by Real Madrid, is currently earning £210,000 a week and was looking for an increase in wages which would put him level with Paul Pogba around £300,000 a week.
The Spain international goalkeeper’s current deal expires in June 2019, although United have the option to extend it for a further year.
According to The Sun, De Gea has now reconsidered his contract demands because of Sanchez’s transfer during the January window. Manchester United have made Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid player in the Premier League and the report claims that De Gea wants to be second to the Chilean in the pecking order at United. De Gea is reportedly now asking for a deal worth £350,000 a week and United are keen to complete a new agreement before their first-choice goalkeeper leaves to take part in the World Cup with Spain this summer.
Last year his demands were thought to be getting closer to £250,000 a week, as it sounded to be realistic.
De Gea’s contract expires in 2019, so Madrid are content to wait out his deal, though United will soon offer fresh terms in a bid to tempt the Spaniard into extending his stay at Old Trafford.
Goal says that Red Devils may demand €130 million for their star keeper, which is a steep price Los Blancos do not want to pay.