MANCHESTER UNITED are set to make Jadon Sancho their second highest earner after agreeing personal terms on a £91million contract.
SunSport revealed this week that the Red Devils have struck a deal with the England winger, worth £350,000-a-week over five years.
Jadon Sancho is set to become the second-highest earner at Manchester United
The England star is close to finalising terms on a deal worth £91million after the EurosCredit: Getty
Borussia Dortmund are insisting United increase their offer of £61million to £78m, with a further £10m in add-ons, but this is expected to happen.
United expect the deal to go through smoothly after a summer of wrangling last year when they refused to meet the German club’s £110m price.
And Sancho, who will seal a return to Manchester after the Euros, will slot in behind David de Gea in the club’s wage list.
The Spaniard continues to top the list, raking in £375,000 per week – totalling £19.5million a year.
Sancho’s arrival means that 14 first-team players all earn £100,000 or more per week, with Paul Pogba (£290k), Anthony Martial (£250k), and Marcus Rashford (£200k) all earning £200,000 or more weekly.
That number will rise to 15 should Juan Mata agree another contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
The former Chelsea midfielder was included among the eight players United had included on their released list at the end of June.
But the club did claim they remain in talks over adding another year to Mata’s £160k-a-week deal in addition to Lee Grant’s £30k contract.
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Sancho meanwhile may not be United’s second-highest earner for long after SunSport revealed Pogba is in talks over fresh terms of his own.
The 28-year-old is free to negotiate a pre-agreed free transfer to a club outside of England from the start of next year, unless a renewal can be agreed.
Since becoming the club’s £89million record signing, Pogba has remained on the same terms for the entirety of his five-year stay after an automatic 12-month extension was triggered last year.
David de Gea is still United’s biggest earner but lost his place at times last seasonCredit: PA
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