David de Gea is set to sign a new five-year contract with Manchester United, according to reports.
After missing out on a move to Real Madrid on deadline day, De Gea renewing his contract would be an easy way to guarantee - or attempt to guarantee - good performances from De Gea for the rest of the season. He would be given wages of around £200,000 a week, making him one of the highest paid players at the club.
However, a release clause of fifty million euros might also be attached to the contract, meaning that although De Gea and his agent, Jorge Mendes, might hold a grudge against Real Madrid for failing to start transfer negotiations quickly enough, they are not ruling out an easier move in future. It remains to be seen if these details are correct.
Earlier, Florentino Perez released documents which appear to demonstrate that United sent the documents to the TMS transfer system after the transfer deadline had passed. That would back up Real's claim that the move fell down because of United, though they do not claim it was deliberate. However, United have in the past said that Real Madrid made last-minute alterations to the agreement which forced delays, and they also only began negotiations to a complicated, player-exchange details with 12 hours to go, so both parties share the blame to some degree.