Matt Lauer had better watch his back — sources told the New York Post ambitious former “GMA” star Josh Elliott is after his job as host of “Today.”

Elliott told ABC News chiefs on Sunday that he would be leaving the popular “Good Morning America” to work for NBC Sports after months of tense contract negotiations.

Page Six reported that Elliott had demanded $8 million to stay at “GMA,” while ABC’s top offer was $4 million.

A well-placed source tells us, “Josh made it clear that if he was going to stay at ‘GMA,’ he wanted $8 million a year, and he wanted George Stephanopoulos’ job now. ABC chiefs made it very clear that this was not going to happen — he would never knock George off the top spot.

“Now Josh is going to NBC Sports,” the source said. “He can’t work for the NBC News division for six months because of the non-compete terms of his ABC contract. But he is still pushing hard , aiming for Matt Lauer or Bob Costas’ job.”

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