Man Utd star David de Gea to ‘snub lucrative offer’ as goalkeeper decides on Old Trafford future

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David de Gea has been in discussions over a new deal at Man Utd but has received an offer from Saudi Arabia

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is determined to remain at Old Trafford for the forseeable future as he prepares to turn down a ‘lucrative’ move to Saudi Arabia.

The super-wealthy state are targeting a number of star players from Europe in a bid to raise the profile of the Saudi Pro League with ex-United star Cristiano Ronaldo making the move earlier this year after leaving Old Trafford.

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Karim Benzema has agreed a three-year deal with Al-Ittihad after leaving Real Madrid while Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been offered a mega £86m per-year salary by Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr.

Reports on Thursday morning claimed Al-Hilal had offered Lionel Messi 500m euros a season before he made the decision to join Inter Miami.

According to talkSPORT, De Gea has no desire to make the move to the Middle East with his new contract at Man United agreed and awaiting approval from the club’s board.

De Gea is poised to take a pay-cut but The Sun revealed last month Erik ten Hag has refused to guarantee the player the number-one spot at the club.

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United are likely to sign a goalkeeper this summer with Dean Henderson in talks to join Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal after an impressive loan spell.

The Red Devils have been linked with Portugal international Diogo Costa but he is said to have a release clause north of £50million with Porto.

After winning the Portuguese cup with Porto last weekend, Costa waas asked about a possible move to Old Trafford but replied: “Man United deal? This is the internet. I love Porto — it’s the club of my life. I would give my life for it.”

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