Arsenal are preparing to smash their current wage structure as they prepare to hold contract talks with captain Robin van Persie, it was reported Tuesday. The Gunners’ sealed a third place finish this season that gives them automatic qualification for next season's Champions League group stage.
Van Persie, whose contract ends in 2013, currently earns around £70,000 per week. It was reported he would be offered a three-year deal worth a weekly salary of £130,000 plus a signing bonus of £5 million.
CHELSEA BOOST AS LUIZ, CAHILL TRAIN
Cobham: Chelsea's Champions League preparations were boosted on Tuesday as David Luiz and Gary Cahill returned to training but Florent Malouda remains "touch and go".
TEVEZ SIGN SEES CITY APOLOGISE TO FERGIE
London: Manchester City has apologised to Alex Ferguson after Carlos Tevez held up a placard taunting the Manch-ester United manager during the club’s Premier League trophy parade. Tevez held a sign with the text “R.I.P. Fergie” over his head while aboard City’s open-top bus.