David de Gea inked a contract extension at Manchester United before the club backed out of the agreed deal, according to reports.
The goalkeeper is said to have put pen to paper on terms that drastically slashed his current£ 375,000-a-week stipend, only for United to not subscribe it themselves.
They’ve now lodged a fresh offer with the 32- time-old with an indeed lower payment, The Athletic claim, and his future at Old Trafford is decreasingly uncertain.
As it stands, De Gea will come a free agent on June 30 and he’s yet to agree to the rearmost contract offer as he continues to pound over his options.
Mail Sport understands the frame of a new deal to reduce De Gea’s earnings was agreed some time agone, but Erik ten Hag is undecided about keeping the former Atletico Madrid man as his No 1 and would rather subscribe a new first- choice.
Conversations between De Gea’s camp and the club are ongoing but with just a matter of days remaining until his departure, the impasse is hanging in the balance.
De Gea is believed to be keen to continue playing regularly at the loftiest position but may see his twinkles reduced coming season with Ten Hag open to looking away.
As reported by Mail Sport, United have held exploratory addresses over a deal for Inter Milan’s Andre Onana and buying a new first- choice between the sticks is an option.
United numbers met with Onana’s agent, Albert Botines, last week for conversations over a implicit move, though the final decision hinges on the future of De Gea.
Onana, who started for Inter during their titleholders League final defeat by Manchester City in Istanbul, played for Ten Hag during his spell with Ajax.
The likes of Porto breach Diogo Costa, Brentford’s David Raya and Anderlecht’s largely- rated youth Bart Verbruggen have also been assessed by United, who have spoken to implicit No 2s in case De Gea does remain at the club.
United are adamant plutocrat will be made available for Ten Hag to strengthen his team this summer despite the prolonged nature of their preemption saga.
The club’s third quarter fiscal update, released moment, revised this time’s profit cast overhead to a record£ 640million and stressed finances are in the bank.
Financial Fair Play rules would be the only limitation, thus, as Ten Hag looks to support his side with a new centre forward, midfielder and goalkeeper.
Their budget is believed to stand around the£ 120m mark and this figure may well mandate who stands between the sticks for United coming crusade.
Dean Henderson would represent a cost-effective option should De Gea leave, although he’s reportedly complexed by suggestions he could stay.
De Gea is believed to have attracted interest from Saudi Arabia.