Paris Saint-Germain are readying a £60m offer for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, to give the Spaniard a way out of the turmoil at Old Trafford.
Wednesday's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City was the Red Devils' seventh loss in nine games, and De Gea's form came under immense scrutiny after he failed to keep out City's goals, both of which fans had expected him to prevent.
We know that we have to improve but words mean little: we have to give everything for this club. Thank you for your unconditional support— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) April 21, 2019
They are willing to hand him a mammoth £350,000-a-week contract, whereas United have refused to offer such a wage, and the Red Devils now believe they may be powerless to prevent him from leaving.
De Gea has just one year remaining on his contract, after United were forced to activate their automatic one-year extension to prevent him leaving for free this summer. However, they may face a similar dilemma at the end of next season, so a sizeable offer may prove too good to turn down.
In recent years, De Gea has established himself as one of the world's finest goalkeepers, and he has long been linked with a move to Los Blancos, with United struggling to challenge for the Premier League title.
In the early stages of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign at Old Trafford, De Gea was said to be optimistic about the future as he felt they could be competing for regular silverware in the near future, but this recent slump in form has left him considering his options.