Manchester United’s bid to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus has been stalled amid negotiations over his salary, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
An initial fee of around £15 million fee, which could rise with add-ons, has been agreed on by both places.
United is now in negotiations with Rabiot’s mother, Veronique, who acts as his agent, to sort out his personal terms.
The 27-year-old earns around €7m (£5.93m) per year with Juve, which equates to roughly £113,000 per week, but wants a pay rise in Manchester.
Rabiot was apparently reluctant to move to Old Trafford because of their lack of Champions League football. But, having been won over by Erik ten Hag’s project, he now wants a financial reward for taking a step down from Europe’s top club competition.
The French midfielder is demanding wages of over €10 million (£8.46m) per season on a three-year contract. He also wants a guarantee over Champions League football factored into his agreement.
At United, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest wage earner at £500,000 a week. Below him are David de Gea (£375,000 per week), Jadon Sancho (£350,000), Anthony Martial (£250,000), Marcus Rashford (£200,000), Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane (£190,000).