Arsenal’s new contract plans for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been hit by a massive regulation blow.
The Sun says the Gunners risk breaching Premier League wage rules if the pair ink their mooted record deals.
And if the Gunners do manage to tie down the attacking duo they may be forced to offload other players to ensure they meet the short term cost control regulations.
Teams in the English top-flight are allowed to increase their wage budget by £7million each year.
And it is believed that Arsenal are offering Sanchez and Ozil £280,000 a week – which would roughly amount to £15m after a year.
This is more than double the amount that they are allowed to increase their wage budget by each year.
But clubs are allowed to exceed this budget if they can make up the excess fee through player sales or external revenue.
And if Sanchez and Ozil do agree to new deals, it is unlikely they will be able to cover excess fees through matchday or commercial revenue.