Real Madrid reportedly retain a strong interest in Paul Pogba, but they are unwilling to offer the midfielder a contract worth more than his Manchester United deal.
The Spanish giants hold a long-standing interest in Pogba, who has admitted more than once that it is a "dream" of his to put on the famous white strip.
Los Blancos were said to be confident of getting a transfer over the line this summer but, according to ESPN, the 26-year-old will have to take a pay cut if he is to join Madrid.
The report indicates that the La Liga outfit are unwilling to match the Frenchman's current £290,000-a-week wages at Old Trafford, despite his commercial value.
Madrid are supposedly wary of their huge wage bill and are reluctant to put themselves under further financial strain.