ARSENAL’S £20million move for Chelsea target and Real Madrid star Sami Khedira is in danger of collapsing with the Germany international and World Cup winner demanding a staggering £200,000-per-week contract.
The 27-year-old looks set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after the Champions League winners moved for Bayern Munich ace Toni Kroos, and Arsene Wenger was believed to be closing in on a move ahead of Premier League rival Jose Mourinho.
It was earlier suggested that Khedira was close to agreeing terms on a four-year-deal worth £150,000-per-week, but reports now claim that the former Stuttgart man has told the Gunners to cough up an extra £50,000 a week.
The demands would see him eclipse Mesut Ozil and new signing Alexis Sanchez as the club’s top earner, and could force Wenger into moving for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin or Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender.
That would leave the path clear for Mourinho to snap up his former player as question marks remain over the futures of Ramires and John Obi Mikel, and Khedira could find himself playing in a formidable midfield three alongside Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas next season.