Arsenal are willing to make Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid player in the Premier League in a bid to break his contract stalemate, according to the Evening Standard.
With his current contract set to expire in 2018, the Chile international’s future at the Emirates is up in the air with both parties yet to agree terms on a new deal.
The on-going contract situation has led to Sanchez being linked with moves to Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League, as well as some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
But the Evening Standard claim the Gunners are set to table a bumper new deal, worth £300,000-a-week, to convince Sanchez to stay where he is.
Should the Gunners fail in their attempts, a £50million fee will be demanded for the striker, who is out of contract at the end of next season.
Arsenal fear losing their best players to an English rival, and so will resort to the last-ditch offer.
Mesut Ozil, 28, who earns £140,000-a-week, will also reportedly be presented with a similar deal.