DAVID DE GEA has turned down Manchester United’s final contract offer.
The goalkeeper made it clear he is not extending his deal beyond next season, piling pressure on Old Trafford chiefs to sell him this summer.
United have failed to meet De Gea’s market value of £350,000 a week that Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to offer him.
PSG are planning a £60million bid in the current window — or may opt to sign the 28-year-old on a free in a year.
De Gea’s stance is a massive blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s re-building effort at United.
The Spanish star was the club’s Player of the Year in four of the past six seasons, but his form dipped this term amid uncertainty over his future.
Last December, he told team-mates he was more inclined to stay at United if they agreed on fresh terms.
Solskjaer turned results around when he came in as temporary boss but their form tailed off once he got the gig full-time.
United finished the season looking unlikely to challenge for next season’s title — and with no contract agreement with their No 1.
Old Trafford chiefs wanted an answer on De Gea’s future before the end of the campaign and the player looks intent on leaving — either now or in 12 months.
PSG have already swooped for Ander Herrera, 29, as his contract ran down at United.
The Spanish midfielder was open to staying before the French giants made a move, with De Gea next in their sights.
PSG are favourites for the French title again next season and have ambitions to reach the latter stages of the Champions League.
The summer move for De Gea will raise the possibility of the 2-0 defeat to relegated Cardiff being his final game for United after eight years at the club.
Solskjaer will be in the market for another goalkeeper but also has Argentina international Sergio Romero in his squad, while Dean Henderson has impressed on loan at Sheffield United, who earned promotion to the Premier League.
The Red Devils boss is looking to rebuild the club with younger players hungry to succeed, rather than marquee signings.
United have already opened talks with Swansea over a £15m deal for Wales winger Dan James.
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