De Gea, whose current deal expires at the end of the coming season, has been locked in contract negotiations with Man United for over 18 months.
The goalkeeper wants a financial package that makes him one of the highest-paid players in the world and reflects his senior status in this United team.
According to the Guardian, the excessive demands from De Gea’s camp, which are thought to entail a wage of higher than £350,000-a-week, have delayed an agreement, but United are confident that a deal can be struck.
De Gea will become the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world if he signs the contract now on offer, which is thought to be £370,000-a-week.
Should the two clubs not agree on a new deal, De Gea is likely to complete a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain next summer.
United’s negotiating position regarding contracts and new signings has been notably damaged by the publicity surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s £400,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford. De Gea’s camp has obviously used this figure as a benchmark for players considered to be in the top bracket of performers at the club.