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Felix Magath will be forced take a 30 per cent pay cut if Fulham go down.

The west London club’s players will also have their wages slashed if they fail in their battle against the drop into the Championship.

Relegation clauses have been built into all contracts to protect the club from a financial nightmare this summer. A string of stars are also out of contract at the end of the season.

A source told Mirror Sport: “A lot of players’ contracts are up and all of them have relegation clauses. So the wage bill would drop by over half. And it would start with the manager.”

Fulham are bottom of the Premier League after Sunday’s home loss to Everton, five points from safety, going into a crucial period in their survival fight.