Chelsea players and Sarri will NOT get a bonus for Champions League qualification

CHELSEA players and boss Maurizio Sarri will NOT be given a bonus for qualifying for next season's Champions League.

The Blues secured their spot at Europe's top table next season after dismantling Watford 3-0 at the weekend while their rivals continued to crumble.

The West Londoners have endured a shaky run in recent weeks, but fortunately for them have seen Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United struggle even more.

With just one game to go, the Blues have booked their spot in the Champions League – but will not come in for a bumper pay-day.

Chelsea officials agreed pay-outs would only be given to the players and staff if they won trophies – with only the Europa League to play for.

The club will now be hoping to get the better of Eintracht Frankfurt and reach the final in Europe.

Meanwhile, Manchester United stars are set for a whopping 25 per cent pay CUT after failing to reach the Champions League.


Their horror run of form in recent months saw them fade away from the top four in dramatic manner.

The Red Devils' outside hopes of finishing inside the top four ended with a disappointing 1-1 draw at rock-bottom Huddersfield at the weekend.

The pay cut is set to spark a mass exodus of players as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he wants a major summer clear out.

And the latest revelation will only encourage the likes of Real Madrid to make their move for Paul Pogba.

The midfielder is set to lose around £75,000 every week from his current £300,000 pay packet – which works out at a staggering £3.9m per year.


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Old Trafford sources say wage reductions are built-in to protect the club from a drop in revenue that comes with slipping out of the Champions League – as SunSport revealed last month.

Hardest hit by the pay cut will be Alexis Sanchez, who stands to lose an eye-watering £6.5m a year, as his weekly wage drops from £500,000 to £375,000.

Romelu Lukaku will also miss out on £3.25m, while David De Gea will be down £2.6m.

Fred and Anthony Martial could also be heading for the exit door after seeing their incomes fall.

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