ARSENAL risk breaching Premier League wage rules if Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both sign massive new deals.
If the Gunners do manage to tie down the attacking duo they may be forced to offload other players to ensure they meet the short-term cost control regulations.
Teams in the English top-flight are allowed to increase their wage budget by £7million each year.
And it is believed that Arsenal are offering Sanchez and Ozil £280,000 a week – which would roughly amount to £15m after a year.
This is more than double the amount that they are allowed to increase their wage budget by each year.
But clubs are allowed to exceed this budget if they can make up the excess fee through player sales or external revenue.
And if Sanchez and Ozil do agree to new deals, it is unlikely they will be able to cover excess fees through matchday or commercial revenue.
Meaning Arsene Wenger will have to look at selling other stars in his squad.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of Arsenal’s most-wanted players – with Liverpool reportedly leading the chase.
Barcelona are very keen on a move to bring Hector Bellerin back to the Nou Camp and it has been rumoured the Catalan giants will offer Rafinha plus £20m for the right back.
However Oliver Giroud is another man who could be on his way out of the Emirates after becoming frustrated over his lack of game time last season.
While the likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Calum Chambers, Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs, Chuba Akpom and Carl Jenkinson are all fringe players who are wanted.