It is hard to imagine Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger bending his own wage structure rules now just to sign one player, but that is what he would have to do in order to tempt Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira to the Emirates.

According to the Daily Mail the German international is currently available with the Spanish giants Real Madrid saying they expect to receive £24 million in compensation, and while this might not be a problem for Wenger who we have all been told has in excess of £100 million to send Khedire’s wage of £8 million will mean his arrival is almost certain not to happen.

Mesut Özil is believed to be the clubs highest earner at the moment getting paid £140,000 per week and should Khedira sign for Arsenal it would only be for in excess of £150,000 per-week.

A good alternative might Khedira’s international team-mate Lars Bender, yet his current club Bayer Leverkusen would be reluctant to sell the 25-year-old after only recently tying him down to a new long-term contract.