Arsenal have reportedly offered Jack Wilshere a new deal. However, his wages have taken a hit.
The player comes to the end of his current contract in the summer, but he has made it openly clear that he wants to remain at the Emirates.
As reported by to The Mirror, Arsenal have tabled an incentive-based new deal with Wilshere, which suggests that the 26-year-old will get financial add-ons based on appearances and success.
The North London side, who are understood to have taken this approach due to the player’s injury record, are reportedly offering about £90,000 a week, which significantly less than the £110,000-a-week package the England international is now on.
Wilshere has fought with injuries during his senior career, but since recovering from a broken leg earlier this season, the player has gone on to make 21 appearances in all tournaments.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal to land Bordeaux attacker Malcom for a fee in the region of £45m.
The North Londoners are on the lookout for a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is on the brink of securing a £30m move to Manchester United, while the future of Mesut Ozil also stays undecided.
Malcom has developed as one of European football’s hottest talents so far this campaign, with his form for Bordeaux drawing the attention of the likes of Red Devils and Tottenham Hotspur.
But, Globe Esporte reports that Arsenal have beaten their Premier League opponents to the 20-year-old’s services and are hopeful of finalizing the deal in the coming days.
Malcolm’s agents set to arrive in England over the next 48 hours to consider personal terms, with Arsenal willing to offer the South American a five-and-a-half-year contract at the Emirates Stadium.
Malcom, who has netted seven goals and laid on five more in 19 Ligue 1 appearances this campaign, could even make his Arsenal debut against Crystal Palace at the weekend if the deal is pushed through immediately enough.
The North Londoners have also been linked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as they look to offset the impending loss of Sanchez.