Jose Mourinho ‘not confident’ of David de Gea signing new Manchester United contract

Jose Mourinho is “not confident” that David de Gea will sign a new contract with Manchester United.

De Gea’s current Old Trafford deal expires this summer, though it contains a one-year extension clause that can be triggered by the club.

United opened negotiations with De Gea’s representatives earlier this year and will extend the goalkeeper’s existing terms if no agreement is reached.

The club would then be faced with either cashing in on De Gea or losing him on a free transfer in 2020. 

Reports on Friday suggested that Juventus are monitoring De Gea’s situation and Mourinho later claimed that he is not certain the 27-year-old will sign.

“I am not confident,” he told Sky Sports. “I cannot find the word in English, but let’s see what happens. Only the club, David and his people can answer that. 

“My comment is only that everyone knows how good he is, how important he is for Manchester United and, if the club want to be better than it is and not worse, obviously it would be very important to keep David.”

De Gea is one of 10 United players whose contracts expire in June 2019, with the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Antonio Valencia also at risk of leaving for nothing. 

The club remain in negotiations with Anthony Martial who, like De Gea, has a one-year extension clause.

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