Manchester United is reportedly preparing to trigger the one-year extension option currently in David De Gea’s contract.

The Spanish shot-stopper has a year left in his current terms of agreement with the Manchester club, but will the Red Devils be able to extend it further by 12 months. While the Manchester club could do it next summer, The Sun believes that the Old Trafford club will prefer to finish it up by January, and will prepare for potential suitors in the summer in the event that the former Athletico Madrid goalie turns down their contract extension offer.

The Manchester United goalkeeper in the event that he signs a new deal with the club will earn as high as £375,000 a week, and this would make him the second highest earner at the theatre of dreams behind former Barcelona and Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez. Should Manchester fail to extend the service of the Spaniard, the Red Devils’ resolve is likely to be tested by Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germian.

With the risk of De Gea departing the club potentially in 2020 for free, the Manchester club find themselves in the same situation as rivals Chelsea did last summer.

Chelsea failed to extend the services of Belgian shot-stopper Thaibaut Courtois in the summer, and eventually sold the player for a reported £30.8 million.