MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN is reportedly set to be handed a new lucrative deal by Barcelona as they look to fend off interest from other clubs.
SunSport reported in December how Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus were keeping tabs on the German goalkeeper ahead of a potential summer move.
The 27-year-old – who joined Barca from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014 – has been a key player at the Nou Camp since succeeding Claudio Bravo as the club's No1 in 2016.
Ter Stegen still has two years left to run on his deal in Catalonia, but the LaLiga giants are understood to be desperate for him to extend his stay.
According to ESPN, the shot-stopper will be offered an improved contract before the end of the year as a reward for his dazzling displays this campaign.
It has been claimed that Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants Ter Stegen and Lionel Messi both to have signed new deals before the 2021 presidential election.
The report stated that the Old Lady are keen on luring the goalkeeper to Turin, but it is his preference to remain with the Spanish club.
ESPN also add that Barcelona are poised for a busy summer where they are set to invest heavily in the squad.
PSG winger Neymar remains a target for Barca, with the Brazilian believed to be hell-bent at returning to his former stomping ground.
The Catalan giants are also prioritising a move for a centre-forward as they look to replace the ageing Luis Suarez.
Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez is claimed the be the main target, with the Argentinian ace netting 16 goals in 30 games this term for the Serie A side.
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