MANCHESTER UNITED could face stiff competition from Paris Saint-Germain in their pursuit of Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr.
The French giants are trying to tempt the Brazil superstar with a £14.4million-a year wage offer, according to Spanish media outlet ABC.
That works out at a staggering £275,000-a-week.
Their report explains how Real still hope to convince the 21-year-old to extend his current contract from 2024 to 2027 with an improved deal.
The Spanish giants are said to be offering Vini Jr an annual wage increase from £2.8m to £6.7m with a number of big performance-related bonuses.
But PSG are trying to secure him as a possible replacement for Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe should he move to the Bernabeu, the report adds.
The Red Devils hierarchy are likely to be keeping a close eye on developments as they are also reported to be preparing a ‘major offer’ for the star.
The Brazilian has been in red-hot form for the LaLiga giants with ten goals and seven assists in 18 appearances already this season.
And it seems the interest from both European powerhouses is likely to improve Vini Jr’s negotiating power when it comes to thrashing out a new deal in Spain.
Real signed Vini Jr from Brazilian side Flamengo in 2018 for about £40m.
Club president Florentino Perez has made it a priority to tie him down to a longer deal, with plans to team him up with Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland in the future.
And any player signings at Old Trafford are going to be of keen interest to Ralf Rangnick, who is reportedly ready to sign on as United’s interim boss for the remainder of the season.