Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Sport - EX­CLU­SIVE BY NEIL FISSLER

MANCH­ESTER UNITED are ready to splash out £70mil­lion on Jor­dan Pick­ford – a world record for a goal­keeper – if they lose David de Gea.

De Gea is dis­cussing a new deal at Old Traf­ford, but wants about £350,000 a week to com­mit to the club long-term and turn down a move to Paris Saint-Ger­main.

The Spain star (left), hailed as the world’s best keeper, is de­mand­ing any new con­tract pays him the same as Reds top earner Alexis Sanchez.

But United are al­ready plot­ting how they can lure Eng­land No.1 Pick­ford from Ever­ton, should De Gea exit next sum­mer.

The pack­age would eclipse the £66.8m Liver­pool paid Roma for Brazil’s Alis­son.

Pick­ford, a £30m buy from Sun­der­land last year, signed a new, six-year deal with Ever­ton in Septem­ber.

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