Sunday November 18 2018
Man Utd double Pellegrini salary

Manchester United are ready to double Lorenzo Pellegrini’s salary, so Roma desperately try to remove the €30m release clause.

Jose Mourinho has set his sights firmly on the Italy international and wants a January swoop for the midfielder.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, a meeting in London between agent Giacomo Pocetta and Manchester United directors on Saturday saw a huge proposal put forward.

Not only would the Premier League giants be prepared to pay the €30m release clause in his contract, but also double his current salary of €1m per year until June 2022.

Director of sport Monchi does not want to lose another talent in midfield, having already sold Radja Nainggolan to Inter and Kevin Strootman to Olympique Marseille this summer.

Instead, he is entering intensive negotiations to discuss a new contract, one that would remove the €30m release clause, or at the very least increase it significantly.