France international holding out for more money than the Gunners seem prepared to offer, meaning club may have to sell him, but boss says he will not be joining the Red Devils
Reports suggest Nasri has been offered a new five-year contract earning £90,000 a week, a deal that would get him £4.6 million a year, but Goal.com revealed last month the former Marseille man wants parity with the club’s top earner; Cesc Fabregas.
The Spaniard is currently on £110,000 a week, a significant amount more than what is being offered to Nasri and Wenger has already admitted that if they can’t come to an agreement, he will have to sell the 23 year-old this summer in fear of losing such a valuable asset for free next July.
Speaking on French radio, Wenger said: “We have a financial disagreement which hasn't yet been settled. We are still in discussions but we haven't agreed a deal.”
Despite the current disagreement between the two parties, Wenger has reacted to Patrice Evra’s recent calls for Nasri to join him at Manchester United, as the Arsenal boss officially ruled out such a deal.
“One thing's for sure, we're not selling him to United,” he added.
Following a fairly poor season defensively with backline blunders a common theme, it has been reported that the club are looking to strengthen and add experience, something Wenger confirmed.
“I'd agree that we're after an experienced defender, maybe one who is used to the English game.”