Manchester United and Spain’s versatile goalkeeper, De Gea, has demanded a whopping double of his existing wage of £240,000 a week, according to Telegraph.
De Gea is involved in a contract stand-off of his own, with the Spaniard demanding double his existing £240,000-a-week wages as he seeks parity with Sanchez.
United are aware of the rise of players running down their contracts. Emre Can left Liverpool for Juventus on a free transfer last summer and Aaron Ramsey will also head to Turin as a free agent from Arsenal this summer.
Yet there is a belief among top Premier League clubs that it is much easier for some of their continental rivals to offer bigger, longer contracts to older players given that competitions such as Ligue 1 in France and Italy’s Serie A lack the intensity of the Premier League and do not take the same physical toll as England, which also has two domestic cup competitions. PSG are currently 20 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.