David de Gea
David de Gea could become the highest paid goalkeeper in the world if he signs new deal at Manchester UnitedGetty Images

Manchester United have reportedly offered goalkeeper David de Gea a massive new contract to remain with the club beyond next season.

According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils have offered the Spanish international stopper an eye-watering £200,000-a-week deal to remain at Old Trafford.

De Gea is entering the final-year of his contract with the club he joined from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and the hierarchy fear that he will run his contract down and join Real Madrid in 2016 to replace the outgoing Iker Casillas.

The Spanish capital club have been heavily linked with a move for the goalkeeper with manager Carlo Ancelotti admitting that 'it's possible' that they will sign a new goalkeeper in the summer adding to the speculation that De Gea has been lined up as a potential signing.

Louis van Gaal is desperate to hold on to the former Atletico Madrid stopper, who has been by far the best player for United this season, and has singlehandedly won them games and kept them in the race for a place in next season's Champions League.

The Dutch manager has revealed that the club have made him a very lucrative offer, but is aware that the final decision will lie with the player.

"We have offered him a lot of money. It takes a long time now. So it can always happen. I want him to stay but I am not the boss. The player is the boss, he can say yes or no. You will have to ask David De Gea not me. He has to sign," Van Gaal said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

The report claims that the Old Trafford club will demand a fee of around £30m from Real if they come calling this summer. Van Gaal has already prepared for that eventuality by bringing in former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes, while they also monitor Tottenham star Hugo Lloris, who is keen to play in the Champions League.