£50m cost puts Fellaini deal in doubt

Marouane Fellaini is keen to join Arsenal in a deal worth £100,000 per week, though the Gunners are reportedly having doubts over the cost of the deal.

Whilst the club are keen on securing the Belgium international’s services, the Daily Mail reports that the cost, which could amount to around £50 million, may be considered to be too high.

Fellaini currently picks up somewhere in the region of £75,000-per-week, and is thought to want a hefty increase on his wages should he move to North London.

Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski are currently the only squad members at the Emirates on £100,000-per-week.

Arsene Wenger does have funds available to strengthen his squad this summer, with a £22 million transfer fee expected to be laid out for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Juventus are also in for the 25 year old, though the Metro have reported that they may now turn their attention to fellow Argentina international Carlos Tevez, who looks set to leave Manchester City this summer.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have been told that they will need to double their offer of £2.5 million if they want to sign Le Harve left-back Benjamin Mendy, the Mail Online understands.

Juventus, Cardiff City, Sunderland and Lyon have also been linked with the 18 year old, who made 28 starts in Ligue 2 last season.

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