Manchester United have triggered one-year contract extensions for a quartet of first-team stars, including England’s Marcus Rashford.
Negotiations continue with goalkeeper David de Gea, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
Last week, manager Erik ten Hag said United would trigger options for Rashford, England’s Luke Shaw, Portugal defender Diogo Dalot and Brazil’s Fred.
All four players were reportedly free to leave Old Trafford in June.
However, De Gea’s case is different.
If United were to trigger an extension, it would be on the £375,000 weekly wage the club committed to when De Gea’s last contract extension in 2019, when he became the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world .
The option of a shorter contract on reduced terms for the 32-year-old Spaniard has been mooted.
Without an agreement by January 1, De Gea, who earlier this season became the 11th player to make 500 appearances for United, will be able to agree pre-contract terms with an overseas club.