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De Gea wants Alexis' wages

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Sir Alex Ferguson signed David de Gea in 2011. AFP

De Gea wants Alexis' wages

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De Gea enhanced his reputation as the best goalkeeper in the world with a stunning save in United's Champions League home win over Young Boys on Tuesday, however it has now emerged that he wants to earn as much as team-mate Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford.

David de Gea is happy to stay at Manchester United if the club offer him a five-year contract worth around £350,000 a week to match top earner Alexis Sanchez.

Negotiations over a new deal at Old Trafford stalled last month, leading to speculation that the 28-year-old Spain number one could leave for Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer. 

The club are reportedly set to trigger a one-year extension clause on David de Gea's contract to ensure his future until, at least, after the January transfer window, however the 28-year-old wants a wage hike. 

David de Gea, 28, joined Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has improved season after season, though his contract is set to expire in the summer.

The 'Daily Mail' understand that De Gea's camp rejected Manchester United's offer of £275,000 a week and want parity with the club's top earner Sanchez, who is paid £350,000 plus substantial bonuses. 

De Gea's advisors are aware that the 'Red Devils' gave Luke Shaw a big pay rise when he signed a £180,000-a-week contract last month, and also agreed to midfielder Marouane Fellaini's demands in the summer.

The 28-year-old has won only four major trophies since signing from Atletico Madrid for £18.9m in 2011, joining a club that had reached the Champions League final three times in four years. 

Despite the uncertainty, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho told the 'Daily Mail' that he expects de Gea to stay: "We have the best goalkeeper in the world and I know he wants to stay."

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