Arsenal are believed to be in talks with Luis Enrique so as to take over from Arsene Wenger, who would be leaving the club by the close of the season, but there is a twist in their negotiations according to reports.
The Spaniard is reportedly asking too much fund to power his transfer mission from the Gunners and the North London club could pull out of the deal should the manager fails to beat-down his asking price.
According to the British media outlet The Sun, the former Barcelona manager is asking for a whopping sum of £200m from the Gunners so as to get quality players whom he believes would help him in his mission to win trophies in the upcoming season.
Arsenal are known for spending little money during transfer windows and they are not ready to change their philosophy in the upcoming season irrespective of the manager who comes in to replace Wenger.
Enrique is reportedly going to make a complete change to the Gunners first squad, with only Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang guaranteed of a place in the Spanish first-team squad, should he eventually move to Emirates stadium
As at the time of this report, the Gunners board of directors and Enrique’s representative are yet to reach an agreement and the deal could fail to materialize in the summer.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti is still in the running to become the next Arsenal manager after rejecting the chance to become Italy national team coach. The former Chelsea boss will hope to make a return to Premier league in the summer with the North London club.