Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling wants a £100,000 a week pay rise which would place him among the club's top earners. Sterling's current deal at the Etihad stadium sees him earn a wage of £175,000-a-week.
Sterling fired Man City to the Premier League and EFL Cup titles last season, finding the net 23 times across all competitions as Guardiola’s side won both trophies.
The England international has been heavily linked with Real Madrid given Los Blancos’ failure to sign a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement this summer.
City are eager to reward the England international for his fine form and are in talks with his agent over a new deal, with his current one due to expire in 2020
If the Citizens meet his demands, Sterling would surpass United striker Romelu Lukaku and would sit sixth in the list of best earning Premier League stars behind the likes of De Bruyne, Paul Pogba, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
But Man City have to mindful of Financial Fair Play, meaning contracts are heavily incentivised, with bonuses, image rights and signing-on fees spread over the duration of deals.
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