Cristiano Ronaldo wants to become the first footballer to earn GBP;400,000 a week, according to an ESPN source.
Bayern Munich will receive more than €3 million by UEFA for releasing their players for Euro 2012.
Tottenham Hotspur have denied that their "partnership agreement" with Real Madrid means the Liga club have first refusal on their star players.
Real Madrid have handed Tottenham a €30 million 'take it or leave it' bid for Luka Modric, which has been rejected according to ESPN sources.
Luka Modric's dream move to Real Madrid has now reached a complete stand still with neither the weathy Spanish club nor Spurs wiling to budge on the player's valuation.
ESPN understands Real Madrid are prepared to increase their bid for Luka Modric to GBP;33 million but are unwilling to match Tottenham's GBP;40 million valuation of the midfielder.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed to ESPN that his club have lodged a GBP;4 million bid for Real Mallorca centre-back Ivan Ramis.
Tottenham Hotspur have issued separate fines to Luka Modric for missing training on Friday and refusing to board the flight for the club's pre-season tour of America.
ESPNsoccernet understands Neymar is set to rank among football's top earners as he has agreed a summer transfer from Santos to Real Madrid in principle.
Real Madrid are unlikely to face FIFA sanctions over their pursuit of Neymar, according to ESPNsoccernet sources close to the brilliant young Brazilian.
Barcelona have made an offer to sign Neymar after the Club World Cup, ESPNsoccernet understands.
ESPNsoccernet understands that Chelsea are undecided over whether to pursue their bid for Santos attacker Neymar.
Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has revealed to ESPNsoccernet that he is eager to sign Hamburg forward Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Jose Mourinho was in London on Tuesday night to collect a special merit award at the Grosvenor House Hotel to help raise GBP;500,000 for autistic children.
Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles has told ESPNsoccernet that the club's tie against Real Madrid represents a 'great European night' and admitted he was pleased they avoided another English club.