Arsenal target demands record wages to join the club

Arsenal are expected to make Sami Khedira their highest paid player if they want to lure him to the Emirates, Daily Mail reports.

Although Arsene Wenger can meet his £24million price tag, the club will have to pay more than his current Real Madrid salary, which stands at around £150,000-a-week.

His former team mate and fellow countryman Mesut Ozil is the Gunners highest paid player, currently earning £140,000-a-week.

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Khedira is seen as a player than can replace Mikel Arteta as the holding midfielder, but is a player who can also cause problems for opponents went he moves forward.

With the 27-year-old demanding £8million-a-year in wages, the club may consider another German midfielder in Lars Bender, who the English side has been chasing ever since the previous season.

Elsewhere, the French manager is also monitoring the situation of Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin to fill the role and rumours suggest a deal to sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona could be completed very soon.