Ross Barkley wants to become Tottenham’s top earner if he is to join the club, according to The Mirror.
The midfielder apparently wants Spurs to pay him £150,000-a-week, which would make him the club’s highest paid player ahead of Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.
The report also claims that Tottenham value Barkley at around £15 million, with Everton still holding out for closer to £50 million for a player with just 12 months left on his current deal.
Barkley refused to sign a new contract with the Toffees at the end of last season and is expected to move on in the coming weeks.
Spurs are the only team being strongly linked with a move for the 23-year-old, but it seems the clubs are still some way from compromising on a fee.
Once that’s sorted, it appears Tottenham have the difficult task of convincing Barkley to take a much lower salary that what he’s requesting. This one could drag on, and on.