David De Gea: Manchester United keeper to be given five-year, £36.5m contract - reports

United want to fight off interest from Real Madrid

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David De Gea could be handed a huge new contract with Manchester United keen to scare away potential suitors Real Madrid.

The Spaniard, who has arguably been United's best player this season, could be given a new deal worth £36.5 million over five years, according to The Sun, in what would be the richest contract ever given to a goalkeeper.

Real Madrid continue to pursue De Gea, seeing the former Atletico keeper as the perfect man to take over from club legend Iker Casillas, who is 33 and on the decline.

The new deal, which equals £140,000-a-week, would double what the 24-year-old currently earns at Old Trafford.

De Gea has kept four clean sheets this season, conceding 17 goals while making 39 saves.

The goalkeeper arrived at Old Trafford in for £17.8m and could make his 149th appearance for United against Liverpool on Sunday.