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Friday, 19 October, 2001, 10:02 GMT 11:02 UK
Beckham deal 'deadlocked'
Man Utd's David Beckham celebrates scoring against Tottenham at White Hart Lane
Beckham's advisers want United to pay for his renown
Manchester United and David Beckham are locked in a 5m stand-off over the England skipper's image rights, say reports.

Beckham's advisers are eager to cash in on the England captain's marketable image in his new contract, according to the Daily Express newspaper.

This issue is thought to be the major stumbling block in Beckham's negotiations for a new five-year deal.

The Old Trafford club is said to believe that the rights to use Beckham's image to make money are worth 40,000 per week on top of his basic wage.

But Beckham's team are understood to have put his image value nearer the 60,000 a week mark.

The difference in the two valuations is 5m over the five years.

Top earner

It is reported that Beckham wants 100,000 a week after deductions.

A figure that would make him the club's highest earner.

However, the club would be looking to pay a basic wage of approximately 60,000.

But Beckham is thought to be looking to the image rights deal to take him up to the 100,000 mark.

This figure compares to the 85,000 Juan Sebastian Veron takes home as the current top-earner.

While his 60,000 per week puts him among a clutch of the club's major stars, including Ryan Giggs, Fabien Barthez and Paul Scholes.

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