Arsenal are yet to give up on their hopes of keeping Alexis Sanchez despite failure to qualify for the Champions League.
The Gunners’ fifth-placed finish and the fact that the Chilean has just a year left on his contract suggests it’s likely that this weekend’s FA Cup final will be his last game for the club.
Bayern Munich have been heavily linked with a move for the unhappy forward, but German publication Bild now suggest that there is a major obstacle in the way of any potential deal.
Arsenal are now willing to give into Sanchez’s wage demands. As such, they are ready to offer a contract worth 20million euros a year.
Bayern, meanwhile, refuse to pay that kind of money, as it would damage the policy they already have in place.
Robert Lewandowski is their top earner on 16million euros, and the Bavarians are not willing to change that.
Arsenal need a solution to the saga one way or another this summer, or they risk losing him for free in 12 months time.