Arsenal tell 22-year-old midfielder to drop wage demands – report

Arsenal have asked Max Meyer to drop his personal wage demands to seal a move to The Emirates, say reports

Unai Emery
Arsenal manager Unai Emery Photo: Screengrab

Arsenal have asked Max Meyer to drop his personal wage demands to seal a move to The Emirates this summer, according to reports in Germany.

German outlet Bild, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the north London side are among five clubs to have been given the chance to sign Meyer this summer after his contract at Schalke expired.

According to the same report, Arsenal have been told that Meyer wants wages of £4m a year to commit to signing to his new club this summer.

And the same article says that the north London side are not prepared to match those figures.

The same story says that the 22-year-old’s high wage demands are also scaring off the likes of Liverpool FC, Atletico Madrid, Fenerbahce and others this summer.

Arsenal are thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for a top four finish next season.

The north London side finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season and without a trophy as they missed out on the chance to qualify for the Champions League in their final campaign under Arsene Wenger.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Thomas Partey
Gilberto Silva: What I really think about Thomas Partey at Arsenal
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker makes honest admission about Arsenal during 3-1 win over Tottenham
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea FC missed Mason Mount against Man City
Cristiano Ronaldo Man United
Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Man United fans after Aston Villa defeat
Ian Wright
Ian Wright admits his delight over Martin Odegaard's performances for Arsenal
Thomas Partey
Gilberto Silva: What I really think about Thomas Partey at Arsenal
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker makes honest admission about Arsenal during 3-1 win over Tottenham
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea FC missed Mason Mount against Man City
Cristiano Ronaldo Man United
Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Man United fans after Aston Villa defeat
Ian Wright
Ian Wright admits his delight over Martin Odegaard's performances for Arsenal
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature