Wes Brown is weeks away from penning a new four-year deal at Manchester United.

The versatile defender is in the last year of his current deal and would be a free agent on New Year's Day.

But Old Trafford chief executive David Gill has met with the England man and his people twice in the last month to thrash out new terms.

Brown's wages of around £30,000 a week will rise by £20,000.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson once described him as "the most technically gifted defender in England."