Manchester United are desperate to tie goalkeeper David De Gea to a new contract amid ongoing rumours that Real Madrid are keen on signing him, as reported by the Daily Star.
This comes despite the fact that they have just agreed to capture former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on an 18 month deal.
De Gea has been in exceptional form since the start of the season, and has been integral to the Old Trafford club’s revival under Dutch manager Louis van Gaal.
Man Utd sit third in the Premier League after the festive period, and have advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
However, De Gea’s deal runs out at the end of next season, and there are fears that he could choose to return to the Spanish capital and join Real Madrid next summer.
He previously played for city rivals Atletico.
In order to avoid that, Ed Woodward is set to hold talks with De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes, with hopes of reaching an agreement.