Brexit: Mesut Özil, Alexis Sanchez demand £250,000-a-week contracts



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Arsenal may have cost themselves more than £36m in failing to tie down Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez to new contracts last summer as the pair are now reported to be demanding £250,000-a-week to extend their stints at the Emirates Stadium, partly due to the Brexit vote.

Both Özil and Sanchez are out of contract in 2018 and the club have already identified the pair as priority targets for new long-term contracts that will run until 2020. With Santi Cazorla also nearing the end of his contract – which expires at the end of the season – Arsenal’s board have a fair bit of negotiating on the horizon, but they have been hit with a setback in talks with Özil and Sanchez.

According to The Times, Arsenal will reopen contract talks once the pair return from the current international break, but their demands of £250,000-a-week stand at £70,000 more than what was discussed last year.
Credit: The Times

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