Manchester City reportedly offered Mario Götze the opportunity to become the highest paid player in the world, before the young German midfielder agreed a transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund announced last week that Götze would join Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window after the Bundesliga champions activated his release clause, but Metro claims Manchester City were also in the running to sign him.
Manchester City reportedly offered the 20-year-old a five-year contract worth £17 million-a-season - equating to £330,000-a-week - which would have seen Götze's salary exceed that of football's current top earner, Samuel Eto'o.
However, despite the advances of Manchester City, Götze did not even consider a transfer to the Etihad Stadium, allowing Bayern Munich to complete a deal to bring the Germany international to the Allianz Arena.
Bayern paid £37 million to capture the signature of Götze, which was confirmed last week, and the youngster will officially join the Bavarian giants on the first day of the summer transfer window in July.
Götze could make his last appearance for BVB against his future employers in the Champions League final, with both clubs odds on favourites to reach to European showpiece at Wembley in May.