Arsenal face a testing summer in the months ahead as they seek to find the ideal successor to long-serving boss Arsene Wenger, who announced last month he will be stepping down after 22 successful years with the Gunners.
The north London side have already been linked to a host of names as they seek the ideal candidate, with the favourite being former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.
However, The Mirror states the Champions League winning boss is demanding an audacious £15m-a-year to take charge at the Emirates Stadium, while he’s also likely to want to bring in his own backroom staff to help his quest behind the scenes.
In comparison, Wenger’s current deal is worth £8.5m-a-year and the Gunners are keen to reduce that figure, which is why they’re now reported to be looking in the market for younger candidates to take the helm at the club.
Former Arsenal captains Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta are understood to be two of the names being considered, although it could be difficult to bring them back to north London.