Manchester United are drawing up a lucrative contract offer for goalkeeper David de Gea in order to keep him from the clutches of Real Madrid, [football] direct news understands. A source close to Old Trafford told FDN directors are anxious to retain his services for the long haul and his future has become a more pressing matter after La Liga giants Real expressed an interest. The shot-stopper has slightly more than two years remaining on his current deal with the champions and the Red Devils want to extend his stay until at least 2018. United’s disastrous season and ultimate failure to qualify for the Champions League has put them in a vulnerable position when one of the leading clubs in Europe enquire about their best players. Spain international de Gea is no stranger to Madrid, having made his name at Atletico before coming to the attention of former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his scouts in 2011.