Manchester United sealed the signing of Arsenal's main man Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window of 2018. The high profile transfer of Alexis Sanchez saw his wages sky rocket to an astonishing £500k-a-week. The contract also made Alexis the highest paid player in the Premier League. However, the huge wages offered by Manchester United seem to have embarked competition among the current United players.

David De Gea in a strong negotiation position for new contract

#mufc star David De Gea is believed to have demanded a whopping £375k-a-week contract if he is to stay at Old Trafford.

The Spaniard’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season. He is currently earning £210k-a-week with the Red Devils.

David De Gea has proven himself to be a key player in Manchester United’s campaign in the recent years and the officials at Old Trafford are planning to secure a long-term for the Spaniard.

According to the Sun, David De Gea was content to agree on the increased wage rate of £300k-a-week which would have seen him become level with Paul Pogba’s wages at Manchester United. However, after knowing about the lucrative deal of Alexis Sanchez, De Gea is hopeful of adding another £50-75k in his weekly wages.

De Gea to stay at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho made it clear in one of his press conferences last month that the club is ready to offer whatever it takes to keep De Gea at the club for the rest of his career.

La Liga giants Real Madrid are still keen to land the Spaniard in order to improve their defensive problems. De Gea has been followed by Madrid for the past few years and the rumours continue to circulate that struggling Madrid would offer a promising bid to land the Spaniard. This situation puts De Gea in a strong bargaining position at Manchester United.

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois has also provided a hint that he may move to Bernabeu as he admits that his heart still lies at Madrid. Courtois move to Madrid would prove as a huge boost for Manchester United to keep De Gea at the club.

A source at Old Trafford has admitted that the financial situation "has completely altered for David and his people in terms of what his next contract should be worth," with Madrid still interested.

Last year it was thought getting closer to £250k-a-week would be realistic. He has seen United have even deeper pockets than even they first imagined. He is ready to go to a lot more.