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Spain goalkeeper David de Gea (L) and teammate Iker Casillas (R) attend the national camp at Soccer City grounds in Las Rozas, near Madrid, SpainReuters

A new contract is set to be laid on the table for Spanish custodian David de Gea by Manchester United next month, sources close to the club have revealed to the Daily Mirror.

And according to some other reports surfacing, the 24-year-old could also be set to accept the long-term offer that will be put forward by his club.

The fresh deal that will be given to De Gea by United is also reportedly going to be worth more than what Real Madrid were willing to offer to the player this summer, and it is believed that the player has been in constant touch with his agent Jorge Mendes, on discussing the possibility of signing the new deal.

De Gea was set for a £29m move to Real on the final day of the summer transfer season on Monday. However, the move didn't go through as the necessary documents could not reach the Spanish Football Headquarters before the deadline. 

A war of words ensued between the Spanish giants and the Premier League giants over the player's transfer situation, and both clubs released their respective statements on Tuesday.

De Gea's current contract with United runs until next summer. For now, the uncertainty over his future is sorted as he is set to be a Manchester United player, at least until January next year, when the transfer window opens again for a month. There is also a possibility of the player signing a pre-contract with Real in the winter transfer window, before signing for them on a free transfer next summer.

It is to be noted that the Spain international rejected a fresh United contract only last season that could have seen him pocket around £200,000-a-week.

De Gea has been named in the UEFA Champions League squad for the Red Devils this season, alongside Sergio Romero, and Sam Johnstone, who are the other goalkeepers. Romero appeared in all of Manchester United's English Premier League games this season, after Louis van Gaal decided De Gea was not in the right frame of mind.

But now that the speculation over De Gea's future is sorted, it remains to be seen if the Dutchman softens his stand and fields the Spaniard in the club's next Premier League game against Livepool at home on 12 September.

De Gea is currently at a national team camp in Madrid ahead of Spain's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia on Saturday and Macedonia on Tuesday.

"He needs to be professional and move on from this episode," Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque said. "I hope that he starts playing again and is happy. If he plays well, we can bring him along; otherwise, if he doesn't play, it will be very difficult for him to come to the Euros."

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