RB Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland is set to earn £200,000 per week – ten times his current wage packet – if he secures a move to Manchester United in January, according to a report.
The 19-year-old Norwegian has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks following a stunning first half of the season in which he has netted 28 goals in 22 appearances.
Indeed, other sides have been credited with interest – including RB Leipzig – with the club’s managing director Oliver Mintzlaff confirming that he has met with Haaland but negotiations are “not easy”.
What’s more, previous reports have indicated that the striker is looking for €8m a year, which equates to £130,000 per week.
According to The Sun, however, United are preparing a lucrative contract offer that would see Haaland go from earning £20,000 to £200,000 per week.
The newspaper adds that there will be a series of bonuses included, such as for his goalscoring record or for winning the Golden Boot.
There is also said to be a financial incentive for getting United back into the Champions League and for securing trophies.
The Sun says that United will look to agree a deal for Haaland in January, before loaning the player back out to Austria until the end of the season.
In other transfer news, United have been linked with a move for Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Aleksei Miranchuk.
The Russian international has impressed so far this season – including in the Champions League, where he scored in both his side’s group stage games against Juventus.
United are said to have the player on their radar, with Miranchuk “being directed” towards Old Trafford.
Juve, Lazio and Inter Milan have also been credited with interest in the 24-year-old.