Manchester United- Adrien Rabiot talks 'stall over wages'


Manchester United's pursuit of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot has reportedly hit a snag over the player's wage demands.

Earlier this week, it was claimed the Red Devils had agreed an initial €17 million (R297 million) fee, which could rise with add-ons, with the Bianconeri for the France international.

Following that agreement, the Manchester club have entered into talks with Rabiot's mother, who acts as his agent, to discuss personal terms.

While the negotiations between the two clubs for the 27-year-old were quickly finalised, the player's contract negotiations have been a bit more complicated.

Rabiot was said to initially be reluctant to move to United due to their lack of UEFA Champions League football this season, but it is understood he has been convinced by Erik ten Hag's project at the club, but wants to be rewarded financially for taking a step down from Europe's biggest club competition.

According to the Daily Mirror, however, talks over personal terms have stalled over the Frenchman's wage demands.

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It is claimed Rabiot is demanding an annual salary of over €10 million (R167 million) on a three-year contract, while he also wants a guarantee of UCL football factored into his deal.

That reported wage demand would see the midfielder earn a €3 million (R50 million) increase on his €7 million (R117 million) annual salary at Juventus.

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