Manchester United have reportedly tabled a £32 000 per-week
deal to keep rising star Angel Gomes at the Premier League club.
The midfielder is out of contract this summer and is said to
be 'concerned' by reports that the Red Devils have tried to line up a £30 million
deal for Birmingham City's 16-year-old prospect Jude Bellingham.
But the Manchester giants have in recent days shown how much
they still want to retain Gomes, who arrived at the club when he was just six
The 19-year-old rejected a deal worth £20 000-per-week plus
bonuses last year - with his camp believing their client could get better terms
Chelsea have been in contact but United are confident
progress has been made in recent days after increasing their financial package
by nearly £600 000-per-year.
It is understood to be a similar five-year package to the
one recently penned by winger Tahith Chong, who also appeared to be heading for
the exit door after running down his own deal.
A parting of the ways for Gomes seemed inevitable after boss
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer excluded the academy graduate despite a host of injuries
to his squad.
Gomes, however, is telling those close to him that United's
latest cash proposal has breathed new life into the possibility of his staying
put in Manchester.
The club's staff remain convinced the teenager does not want
to quit and academy boss Nicky Butt has maintained a positive dialogue with the
Along with Chong, United have recently been able to agree on
new deals for youngsters Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams, both who are
said to be 'close' to Gomes.
The England Under-20 ace has played just 19 minutes of Premier
League football this term from two appearances but has enjoyed three starts in
the Europa League and a substitute outing in the EFL Cup.