Premier League top earners: Kane in talks over record pay packet

Robin Bairner
How could Chelsea line up with Harry Kane?

Harry Kane might have failed to get his move from Tottenham to Manchester City, but the England captain could be compensated with a major pay rise.

Kane pushed for a transfer away from Spurs in a bid to move to a club more frequently challenging for trophies and playing in the Champions League.

Despite reportedly failing to show for pre-season training for several days, Kane was unable to make chairman Daniel Levy back down from his stance, which was that no sale would be completed. Man City even had a £150 million bid ignored.

The Times reports that the striker may not be on the move, but he could receive a Premier League record pay packet.

Indeed, it is reported that he is pushing for a weekly pay rise of £100,000, which would take him to £400,000 overall and would make him the best-paid player in the history of the Premier League.

Which Premier League players have the highest wages?

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is presently the highest paid player in the Premier League, having negotiated himself a £385,000 per week contract with the Etihad club in April. His deal is worth £20m a season and will run for four years.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is second on the list with a wage of £375,000 per week, while Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completes the podium by slotting in with £350,000 per week.

ClubWeekly Wage (£)
Kevin De BruyneMan City385,000
David de GeaMan Utd375,000
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenal350,000
Romelu LukakuChelsea350,000
Kai HavertzChelsea310,000
Raheem SterlingMan City300,000
Jack GrealishMan City300,000
Harry KaneTottenham300,000

Similarly, Chelsea’s record signing Romelu Lukaku earns £195,000 per week after tax, according to The Athletic, which puts his before tax earning at £350,000.

The other players who earn £300,000 or above are Chelsea’s Kai Havertz and Man City winger Raheem Sterling. Additionally, new City addition Jack Grealish, who is the most expensive player in Premier League history, is also thought to be on £300,000 per week.