Manchester City are refusing to cave into the demands of teenage striker Danny Sturridge.
The Mirror says City are set to offer Sturridge a take-it-or-leave contract worth £30,000 a week to keep him.
When he took over at Eastlands, boss Mark Hughes was furious to learn Sturridge had not been offered a contract extension despite being in the final year of his deal.
It means City face losing the £4million-rated striker for nothing unless he signs. His advisers asked for around £75,000 a week.