Man United star set for contract talks to ward off Real Madrid interest

Manchester United are prepared to offer goalkeeper David de Gea a new contract in order to ward off interest from Real Madrid, Daily Mail reports.

Real are also currently being linked with Chelsea’s Petr Cech, but it is understood that their prime target is De Gea after the United shot-stopper replaced Spain captain Iker Casillas as the national team’s first choice goalkeeper.

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This has forced the Red Devils to begin negotiations over a new contract for De Gea in the hopes of keeping the former Atletico Madrid ace at Old Trafford.

With De Gea’s contract set to expire in the summer of 2016, the United hierarchy are keen to resolve his future to avoid him from being lured by the current European champions.

The 23-year-old was signed by Man United for £17.8million back in 2011, and after a rocky start, won the club player of the year award last season.

De Gea has continued last year’s brilliant form into this campaign, showcased by the man-of-the-match performance against Everton which resulted in a 2-1 win.