Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern cannot wait to hear what Metro have to say about Sami Khedira and after hearing the headline alone from our landlord, we cannot blame them!
The publication reports that the Gunners are prepared to pay the Real Madrid midfielder a massive £100,000-a-week to keep him out of the clutches of Chelsea.
As our regulars note, by waiting until the January transfer window and not swooping for him last summer, at least Arsenal are able to save some money on his transfer fee given Real Madrid are desperate to sell and cash in before he goes for a free next summer.
Given Wenger’s reluctance to spend money on top players, we certainly think this could be a massive coup for the Gunners and something that allows the North London club to push for the title (or top four) in the second half of the season – if Chelsea are still in sight that is!
Arsenal fans. Is paying Khedira £100,000-a-week the start of Gunners wage demands getting out of control or is that simply something you have to live with in modern football? Let us know your thoughts below.