Every PL club’s highest-earning player as Sterling to become Chelsea’s top wage

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Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is close to sealing a £45million switch to Chelsea, which would see him become the Blues' highest earner.

The England speedster, 27, is set for a bumper pay rise in west London with the club prepared to rip up their wage structure to offer him a mind-boggling £350k-a-week. According to the Mirror, Sterling has already agreed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge after new owner Todd Boehly promised a state mark signing in the transfer window.

The four-time Premier League winner will now undergo a medical ahead and, provided there are no last-minute hitches, is expected to be confirmed as a Chelsea player before the squad jet off on their pre-season tour in America.

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But Sterling is not the only one to have boosted his pay packet over the summer. After months of negotiations, Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah finally put pen to paper on a new long-term contract.

The Egyptian King, 30, has signed a new three-year deal, which the Sun report is worth a staggering £400k-a-week, to achieve the accolade of the most well-paid player ever at Anfield.

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Neither Salah nor Sterling, though, can claim the crown of the Premier League's highest earner. Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo is on an eye-watering £510k-a-week following his homecoming transfer last summer – although that contract may no longer be active by the end of the summer.

Elsewhere in the top-flight, Manchester City maestro Kevin de Bruyne is on a cool £400k-a-week, whilst Tottenham Hotspur and England forward Harry Kane banks £200k each week.

Each Premier League club's highest earner:

Arsenal: Thomas Partey (£200k-a-week)

Aston Villa: Danny Ings (£120k-a-week)

Bournemouth: Jefferson Lerma (£40k-a-week)

Brentford: David Raya (£25k-a-week)

Brighton: Adam Lallana (£90,385k-a-week)

Chelsea: N'Golo Kante (£290k-a-week)

Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha (£130k-a-week)

Everton: Yerry Mina (£120k-a-week)

Fulham: Kenny Tete (£65k-a-week)

Leeds: Raphinha (£63k-a-week)

Leicester: Jame Vardy (£140k-a-week)

Liverpool: Mohamed Salah (£400k-a-week)

Man Utd: Cristiano Ronaldo (£510k-a-week)

Man City: Kevin de Bruyne (£400k-a-week)

Newcastle: Chris Wood/Kieran Trippier (£100k-a-week)

Nottingham Forest: Ethan Horvath (£19k-a-week)

Southampton: James Ward-Prowse (£100k-a-week)

Tottenham: Harry Kane/Tanguy Ndombele (£200k-a-week)

West Ham: Alphonse Areola (£138k-a-week)

Wolves: Leander Dendoncker (£90k-a-week)


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