Transfer News: Ozil Eyes Huge Pay Increase As Aubameyang Edges Closer To Arsenal
Mesut Ozil is looking for a massive contract if Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to big-money deals, according to the Sun .
Dortmund’s Aubameyang and Manchester United’s Mkhitaryan are expected to arrive at the Emirates before the close of the transfer window, and both are expected to earn £200,000 a week.
Ozil, whose contract ends this summer, will have to decide if he must be the club’s highest-paid player or if he’ll settle for a similar deal.
Manchester City pulled out of the race for Alexis Sanchez to focus on getting Fred instead, according to journalist Ian McGarry (via the Daily Star).
Manchester United are expected to finalise a deal for Alexis from Arsenal early this week after it appeared the Chilean star was heading to the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola is looking for a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure and believes Fred, at 24, could be the answer. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Arsenal is drawing closer as the club’s transfer negotiators arrived in Germany for talks with Dortmund.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants to add world-class attacking talent to the team and sees Aubameyang as the perfect forward to complement the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette in the side.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to see his wages go up when he completes his move from Manchester United to Arsenal, the Mirror reports.
The Armenia international is set to move to the Emirates in a straight swap with Alexis Sanchez and will earn slightly more than the £200,000 per week he gets at Old Trafford – plus the remainder of his United deal will be paid off.