Manchester United are set to double Lorenzo Pellegrini’s salary, so Roma urgently try to get rid of the €30m release clause.
Jose Mourinho has set his sights resolutely on Pellegrini and wants a January swoop for the Italy international.
As per the Corriere dello Sport, a meeting in London between agent Giacomo Pocetta and Manchester United directors on Saturday saw a massive 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 present salary of €1m per annum until June 2022.
Director of sports 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 serious negotiations to thrash out a new deal, one that would do away with the €30m release clause, or at the very least increase it considerably.