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PSG Ready To Make Bid For David De Gea

PSG Ready To Make Bid For David De Gea

With the departure of Gianluigi Buffon this summer, PSG have identified Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea as a potential replacement and are set to make a bid.

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Buffon, who played 17 times in Ligue 1 this season, will leave the French champions when his contract expires at the end of this month.

Despite leaving as a Ligue 1 winner, Buffon did make a few mistakes in his time in Paris, including one against Manchester United in the Champions League round-of-16 victory for 'The Red Devils'.

Buffon in action against Manchester United (Image Credit: PA)
Buffon in action against Manchester United (Image Credit: PA)

And now, The Times (sign-up required) have reported that De Gea could be ready to leave Old Trafford after eight years to potentially join Thomas Tuchel's side.

Sources close to the Spanish number one have claimed that he and his team are yet to agree a deal with United, despite negotiations being 'opened 20 months ago'.

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The issue is currently with De Gea's wage demands, which is interestingly £350,000 a week, the same amount that Alexis Sanchez currently earns.

De Gea leaving could put a dent in United's summer transfer plans, as their failure to qualify for the Champions League has lead to rumours of a summer overhaul in Manchester.

Many United fans believed that De Gea's drop in form last season was linked with his off field contract dispute, with the Spaniard making uncharacteristic errors in key games against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea.

De Gea watches Marco Alonso captialise on his mistake in United's 1-1 draw against Chelsea. (Image Credit: PA).
De Gea watches Marco Alonso captialise on his mistake in United's 1-1 draw against Chelsea. (Image Credit: PA).

Per The Times, United are insisting that De Gea will not be sold this summer, despite his contract expiring next summer.

That means that if a new deal is not agreed, the 28-year-old would be free to speak to overseas clubsafter January 1st.

The refusal to sell the Spaniard is in line with the 20-time Premier League winners insistence that key players cannot depart this summer, with Paul Pogba also on numerous clubs radars.

David De Gea makes a save (Image Credit: PA)
David De Gea makes a save (Image Credit: PA)

United, who finished sixth last season, faced a similar situation with Ander Herrera, who's contract has expired and has left the Premier League side after five years.

It's expected that the former United man will sign with PSG, De Gea's potential suitors.

Could De Gea and Herrera be set for a reunion in Paris? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, PSG, Summer Transfer, Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera, Buffon, De Gea

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer writer for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports but specialises in football & wrestling. He has previously spoken to WWE wrestler Bayley as well as the legendary Triple H. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United, were he once held a door open for Nicky Butt as well as lock eyes with Jose Mourinho. He shockingly lived to tell the tale.

 

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