Paulo Dybala has told Manchester United he wants £350,000 per week to join them from Juventus and enable Romelu Lukaku to complete his move to Italy.
An agreement on Dybala’s personal terms will be the final piece in the jigsaw for one of the summer window’s most exciting transfers.
His representatives have made it clear they are looking for a significant increase on the £6.5million per year he takes home after tax in Turin.
Dybala wants £9m a year after tax at Old Trafford which would launch him into the highest tier of Premier League earners alongside Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.
This is more than United were hoping to pay although it is early in the talks about personal terms and the difference is not expected to block the transfer.