Arsenal could reportedly end their long-term association with Jack Wilshere in the summer with the midfielder reluctant to take a pay-cut on a new contract. The England international has just two months left on his contract and he could be heading for a Bosman switch in the summer.
According to The Mirror, the Gunners’ hierarchy have offered Wilshere with a new contract offer which includes a £20,000 pay-cut on his present £110,000-a-week wages. However, this is something that the 26-year-old is not said to favour despite the deal being highly incentivized.
Since December, manager Arsene Wenger has spoken about his desire to extend Wilshere’s contract but there has been no progress up to date with the board reluctant to comply with the player’s wage demands.
As per The Sun, Wilshere is understood to want an extension on his current £110,000-a-week salary, but his chances of receiving the package appear slim after the intervention of contract chief Huss Fahmy.
The former Sky legal expert has been placed in charge of the contract negotiations with the first-team squad and he is supposedly reluctant to offer a single penny more than the proposal on the table.
Should Wilshere leave the club, he could be the subject of interest from Italian duo Juventus and AC Milan whilst Liverpool, Everton and West Ham United are monitoring his proceedings with respect to the Premier League clubs.
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