Manchester City and David Silva have failed to come to an agreement over a contract extension due to the player’s wage demands, The Daily Mail state.
The Spanish playmaker has been a key man for the Etihad Stadium outfit since moving from Valencia two years ago, and now has two years remaining on his current deal with the Premier League champions.
As such Roberto Mancini is eager to tie his talented attacking midfielder down to a new deal, and discussion have been ongoing.
However, Silva is eager to be paid the same as the top earners at the club, with Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez both earning in the £200,000 a week bracket.
However, with Fifa’s Financial Fairplay regulations starting to take an effect on the game, City are reluctant to increase Silva’s wages so much and as such a deal is now in jeopardy.
By Gareth McKnight