MANCHESTER CITY made two huge moves in the last few days as Pep Guardiola aims to retain his Premier League title.
First the Etihad side shattered the British record transfer fee with their £100million move for Jack Grealish on Thursday.
And just five days later, City handed John Stones a bumper new contract as a reward for his fine 2020-21.
But how do those pieces of business affect the club's wage bill?
Kevin De Bruyne, 30, is still far and away Man City's top-paid star.
The Belgian midfield maestro commands a £385,000-a-week fee, nearly £100k more than the chasing pack.
Raheem Sterling – who is currently believed to be negotiating a new deal at the Etihad – sits second.
The England winger, 26, takes home £300,000 per week on his current contract.
Stones, 27, is now City's third-best-paid player after forging an unbreakable partnership with Ruben Dias last season.
The Three Lions centre-back signed a new five-year deal worth £250,000 a week.
And Etihad new-boy Grealish, 25, comes in fourth after signing a six-year contract – on £230,000 a week – earlier this month.
Completing the top five is club captain Fernandinho, with the 36-year-old taking home £150,000 per week.
A further SEVEN players – Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez, Dias and Kyle Walker – all earn six-figure sums weekly.
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At the other end of the scale, Oleksandr Zinchenko is the club's lowest-paid first-team star.
The Ukrainian, 24, earns just £20,000 per week – putting him below Phil Foden (£30,000), Ferran Torres (£46,000) and Zack Steffen (£50,000).
Superstar stopper Ederson earns a surprisingly low £65,000 per week, below the likes of Joao Cancelo (£80k), Benjamin Mendy (£90k), Gabriel Jesus (£90k) and Nathan Ake (£92k).
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