MANCHESTER UNITED are willing to offer David de Gea a huge new contract in a bid to fend off interest from Real Madrid.
The Spaniard remains on the wishlist of Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane keen to sign a new goalkeeper.
Los Blancos came close to signing David de Gea in the summer of 2015 before a deal fell through on deadline day.
De Gea consequently signed a new contract that currently runs until 2019 with United having the option to extend to a further year.
And according to The Sun, the Red Devils are now set to open talks over making him the club’s highest paid player.
United are so desperate for him to snub a move to the Bernabeu they are prepared to increase his current wage of £210,000 a week up to £300,000, putting him on the same pay as Paul Pogba.
United chiefs know how valuable the former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper is to their success and want his future secured long-term.
An Old Trafford source said: “The club are finally going to kick-start contract talks with David very soon.
“There were hints of talks in the summer but formal discussions had not yet started, it was just a matter of time.
“There is no problem and the money men are committed to tying him down for the long-term.”
The news will come as a blow to second-choice shot-stopper Sergio Romero who has reportedly asked to leave the club.
Romero hasn’t played a single minute of Premier League football this season and fears a lack of game time could cost him his World Cup spot with Argentina.