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Things keep getting better and better for Adnan Januzaj, with the newspapers on Monday reporting Manchester United are set to off him a lucrative new contract.
The 18-year-old, who marked his first start for United with two goals in a tight victory over Sunderland on Saturday, is out of contract at the end of the season—but David Moyes is so determined to keep hold of the winger he is prepared to offer him £60,000 a week, according to the Daily Mail.
Colin Young writes that "with the attacker’s contract set to expire in eight months and several clubs interested in signing him, the United boss is eager to secure a deal to keep his new star", explaining the huge terms on offer.
The Mirror believes the contract offer will be worth around £50,000-a-week, while The Guardian's Jamie Jackson agrees that United want a deal done, with memories of another lost gem playing on minds at Old Trafford:
The club are keen to avoid a similar situation to that of Paul Pogba, who moved to Juventus in the summer of 2012.
United had wanted Pogba, who was then 19, to agree terms on an extended deal but discussions became protracted and finally broke down because of the financial demands made by the French midfielder's advisers.
He eventually left for the Italian club on a four-year contract that draws a reported salary of £20,000 a week, with his agent, Mino Raiola, also earning a six-figure fee from the move.
Januzaj will also be added to United's Champions League squad on Monday, having missed the prior two group games so as to qualify as a "homegrown" talent under UEFA rules.