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Red Devils hopeful De Gea will pen new deal; SOLSKJAER LOOKING TO STRENGTHEN.

Byline: SAMUEL LUCKHURST

MANCHESTER United are optimistic David de Gea will sign a new contract after the squad returns from their pre-season tour of Australasia.

De Gea, 28, has stalled on committing to United and entered the last year of his existing deal but the club offered him improved terms earlier this month and it is understood De Gea is likely to stay.

Paris Saint-Germain submitted an offer to De Gea's representatives in May and sources close to the Spain international said he had a period of reflection as he mulled over his future.

De Gea is in line to earn at least PS350,000-a-week if he pens a new contract and could earn parity with highest-earner Alexis Sanchez.

United play their final match in Australasia against Tottenham in Shanghai on July 25 and are due to touch down in Manchester on the 26th. United have already announced new contracts for Andreas Pereira and Axel Tuanzebe this month.

The club has always been prepared to retain De Gea beyond the summer window and risk running down his contract in an attempt to tie him down on a long-term arrangement.

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson was still recalled for pre-season training at United's Carrington training complex two weeks ago and told to prepare for inclusion on the fourgame tour.

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