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Man Utd see Valencia contract talks stumble

Manchester United's new contract talks with Antonio Valencia have stalled. The Daily Mail says United have opened talks over a new contract for Valencia but negotiations have hit an impasse over image rights.

The Ecuador winger is halfway through the four-year deal he signed after arriving from Wigan for £16million in June 2009. United are prepared to improve Valencia's £50,000-a-week contract but early discussions faltered when his representatives asked for image rights to be included in the new package.

Old Trafford chief executive David Gill is refusing to agree to image rights clauses while investigations continue by HM Revenue and Customs, who believe they may be able to recoup millions owed in tax on the payments across the Premier League.

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