LA Galaxy have told Zlatan Ibrahimovic they are prepared to make him the highest paid player in Major League Soccer history if he joins them from Manchester United this summer.
Ibrahimovic only joined United on a one-year deal last summer.
There is an option for the Swede to stay longer but while the club are desperate to keep him, the 35-year-old is yet to agree.
Ibrahimovic has scored 26 goals for United this season.
He will start Thursday’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie with Russian side Rostov but is about to serve a three-match domestic ban after accepting a charge of violent conduct for elbowing Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings in the face at Old Trafford on Saturday.
In 2016, Brazilian forward Kaka was the highest paid player in MLS, with a published annual salary from Orlando City of $7.167m (£5.89m).
LA Galaxy paid former England midfielder Steven Gerrard $6.1m (£5.01m) last season. He has since retired.