David De Gea refuses to rely on his £ 350,000 salary requests a week in a contract with Manchester United.
De Gea told the leaders of United that he is ready to commit the maximum years of his career in the club – but only if the price is right.
And that means giving him an increase in salary that will put him behind only £ 400,000 a week Alexis Sanchez in the episodes of Old Trafford.
States are reluctant to meet the demands of De Gea, but remain confident that a compromise will be reached.
The club was forced to trigger a one-year extension clause in Spain's No. 1 contract in November to prevent him from speaking to foreign clubs in the new year.
While this has bought them more time to agree on a long-term agreement, the situation remains unresolved due to the financial terms offered.
MirrorFootball revealed in November that the 28-year-old counselors were playing hard for their salaries after United had agreed to make Sanchez the highest-paid Premier League player when he arrived from Arsenal last January.
The Chilean striker also pays an additional £ 75,000 for every aspect.
De Gea believes he deserves a strong increase from £ 200,000 a week he currently makes after establishing himself as the most consistent Premier League goalkeeper and one of the best shots in the world.
United's bargaining position was strengthened when Real Madrid paid Chelsea £ 35 million to Thibaut Courtois last summer, after renouncing their long-term bid to lure Belgium's holder to the Bernabeu.
But there would be no shortage of big clubs because De Gea should be available.
De Gea made it clear even before Jose Mourinho was fired in December that he wanted to stay at the club if the terms were agreed.
The United States wants to sign a new agreement before the start of the next season to avoid seeing the value of the player start to fall with the ticking of the clock in the last months of the one year extension.
De Gea joined Atletico Madrid in 2010 in a £ 18.9 million deal and has been named club player in four of the last five seasons.
He approached joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2016 just for a £ 29 million deal for the 11th hour crash.