Wes Brown could be on his way out of Manchester United unless he lowers his wage demands. Brown, 28, has been locked in contract talks since apparently turning down a four-year deal in December.
His contract runs out this summer and Brown's representatives insist their player deserves a hefty pay rise at the end of a season in which he has been a right-back regular in place of injured Gary Neville and made Fabio Capello's first England team ahead of Micah Richards.
Brown was being lined up for a move to Newcastle in January but the offer of Â£800,000 for a player valued by his club at Â£3million was branded derisory.
His commitment was highlighted when he played in last Sunday's Manchester derby just three days after his father had died.