Manchester City players have shared in a £6.2 million title win bonus.
The Independent says bonus payments are allowed under Football Association rules, but any sweeteners must be agreed before a ball is kicked.
Payments were made pro-rata with a basic calculation over the league season dictating that one league appearance was worth £11,472. Joe Hart was the only City player who played in all 38 league games, earning him £446,212.
Those who made just one appearance - Owen Hargreaves, Nedum Onuoha and Abdul Razak - were also entitled to a lump sum.