MANCHESTER UNITED are in talks with Marcus Rashford on a new five-year, £300,000-a-week deal.
But the Red Devils will not blow up their new salary structure for him.
The club don’t want to break a £300,000 cap as they want to move away from the days when players like Alexis Sanchez were making £500,000 a week.
United have also struggled with huge wages for former stars Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rashford, 25, is currently making £200,000 a week and will receive a 50 per cent pay rise with additional incentives.
The club’s current top earner is goalkeeper David de Gea at £375,000 a week.
But with his contract expiring in the summer, they will only offer the 32-year-old reduced terms of around £275,000.
United want to keep their top earners on a scale of between £200,000 and £300,000 a week.
Boss Erik ten Hag believes this will help maintain harmony in the dressing room.
The club see a new deal for Rash as their priority.
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Last month they extended the forward’s current contract by a year until the end of next season.
But they don’t want him to go into it without a new long-term deal as players like Paris Saint-Germain are keen.
Just before Christmas, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “He’s an incredible player.
“We’re not hiding it, we’ve spoken before and there was interest.”
Rashford is in the form of his life after scoring in his seventh straight game against the derby winners against Manchester City on Saturday.
It was his 16th goal of the season, along with England’s three at the World Cup.
There’s no indication Rashford wants to leave United.
Still, the club expect a lengthy negotiation period as this looks set to be the biggest deal of his career.
At the weekend, team-mate Bruno Fernandes, 28, saluted Rashford, saying: “He’s one of the best players in the world.
“Not only now – he was in the past – he will be in the present now and even better in the future.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7149903/marcus-rashford-new-contract-psg-transfer/ Marcus Rashford in talks over new five-year deal with Man Utd… but Red Devils aren’t offering a penny more than £300k-a-week