Marcus Rashford hoping for £500k-a-week new deal ahead of Harry Kane talks

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    Marcus Rashford is hoping to land a new contract with Manchester United worth more than £500,000-a-week.

    But the England ace has been left in limbo after talks stalled due to the on-going sale of the English giants. The deal Rashford wants to get would make him the highest paid star in the Premier League ahead of Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland and team-mate David De Gea.

    Rashford, who will be 26 in October, will enter the final 12 months of his current deal in August after United triggered an extension. He is willing to sign a deal which would see him pledge his peak seasons and long-term future to his hometown club.

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    But he also recognises it will be the biggest and most important contract of his career and he wants rewarding for the success he's had this season. Since snubbing the offer of a £400,000-a-week deal from PSG last summer, Rashford has gone on to score 27 goals in all competitions this season and win back his place in the England squad.

    Talks between the club and Rashford's representatives have taken place – but there are some potential stumbling blocks ahead. The Glazers are reluctant to commit to new contracts before the ownership debacle has been resolved.

    De Gea and Luke Shaw are also in line to be given new deals as well, while the financial implications of signing Harry Kane this summer could also impact on how much United are willing to offer Rashford. United are ready to open talks with Tottenham over a potential deal for Kane and are hopeful of securing a deal worth £80m for the striker.

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    Erik ten Hag is keen to get ahead of rivals chasing Kane's signature – such as Bayern Munich – and United will not wait till the summer to get talks under way. Meanwhile, the talks between Rashford and United have been amicable, with the winger not looking to leave.

    But United bosses are still smarting from having re-signed Cristiano Ronaldo on a £500,000-a-week deal in 2021, only to see the move turn into a disaster. United also need to strike a balance between rewarding their most important star, without bloating a wage bill which stood at almost £390m last season.


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