Manchester United are yet to open talks over a contract extension for Jose Mourinho, senior club insiders have revealed.
The Old Trafford boss is reportedly demanding the club hand him an annual £3m increase on his present £15m-per-year salary.
But sources have been told the Red Devils are not even at the negotiating table yet with the Portuguese chief who still has over two years left to run on his deal.
Mourinho has sent out a series of mixed messages about his United future in recent weeks, admitting he does not see himself following in Sir Alex Ferguson's footsteps and managing the club for a long duration.
Alarm bells also went off in the United corridors when the former Chelsea chief spoke in glowing terms about the current project at Paris Saint-Germain, having previously indicated a desire to prolong his stay at the Theatre of Dreams.
Mourinho is believed to be upset the club have not yet been able to get midfielder Marouane Fellaini to commit to signing a new deal, with the Belgium international out of contract at the end of the season.
There does appear to be an undercurrent of frustration on Mourinho's part although he is expected to meet with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward during the present international break to discuss a variety of topics.