​Barcelona have tabled a salary of €6.3m per year to German stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, as the club look to tie their number one down long-term. 

Despite Barça's struggles this season, his imperious form has helped them to top spot in La Liga, cementing his place as one of the world's top three goalkeepers. 

He will enter the penultimate season on his existing terms after the summer though, and while there is no immediate need to extend his deal, his quality means it is likely the vultures will start to circle before too long if an extension is not forthcoming. 

To that end, Italian journalist Nicolo Schira notes that the club have offered him a shiny new four-year deal which would take him past his 31st birthday, and see him earn a base salary of €6.3m per year (roughly €120,000 per week).

Though Schira's reporting leaves it relatively open-ended with regards to ​Ter Stegen's stance, ​Barcelona merchants ​SPORT have put it into context, and paint a pretty positive picture with regards to his chances of staying at the club long-term. 

Expanding on Schira's claims, they report that the keeper is happy both personally and from a sporting point of view, and has never indicated a desire to leave the club - quite the opposite. 

Marc Andre Ter Stegen

They say that prolonging Ter Stegen's stay is a 'priority' for the club's decision-makers, who have been impressed with his performances in Catalunya so far. So if both sets of reporting here are to be believed, then a fresh deal does seem like an inevitability. 

Since joining from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014, for what now looks like a steal at around £11m, Ter Stegen has made 224 appearances for Barca, keeping a startling 94 clean sheets and helping them to four ​La Liga titles.