Herrera to sign for PSG after contract talks collapse

Ander Herrera. Photo: Adam Davy/PA

Ander Herrera is likely to leave Manchester United at the end of the season in order to join Paris St-Germain on a free transfer.

The Spain midfielder is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer and had hoped to extend his five-year stay with the Manchester club. But Herrera and United have failed to agree terms over a new deal and, barring a dramatic turn of events, the 29-year-old is now set to move to PSG on July 1.

United had offered Herrera a three-year deal that was a significant improvement on his existing £80,000-a-week wages. With a lucrative offer from PSG on the table, Herrera is thought to have been demanding in excess of £200,000 a week from United, which the club have been unwilling to meet.

It is thought Herrera feels United were late coming to the table. His contract had not been improved since his £28.8m move from Athletic Bilbao in 2014, leaving him behind many players of comparable standing on the club pay scale.

When United invoked an option to extend his contract by 12 months to the end of this season, Herrera is believed not to have been given any prior knowledge of the situation.