MIKEL ARTETA is plotting an overhaul at Arsenal with three Spanish stars on his transfer wishlist.
But Lucas Torreira could be on his way to AC Milan, while Mesut Ozil's agent has come out against wage cuts for Premier League stars.
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SOG IT TO 'EM
Exclusive by Cliff Hayes: Mesut Ozil's super-agent has called for all Premier League stars’ representatives to join the bitter coronavirus wage war.
Dr Erkut Sogut — the man who negotiated Arsenal midfielder Ozil’s mega £350,000-a-week Emirates contract — insists agents should be included in the current tense pay talks between the League, the PFA, clubs and players.
He declared: “It is not easy for everyone but it’s time for the clubs to talk directly to the players and their representatives to solve this problem.
“This is what we are lacking right now. And the one thing that can be done is a deferral.
“That is a start, to say, ‘Let’s defer these payments to the end of the year or next year’.
“That is something players and clubs can agree quickly, so the clubs know they will have no cash problems and go on for the next three months. A deferral is a protection for everyone.”
Football is in trouble. Whether it’s concerned in private or wringing its hands in public, the landscape is challenging right now.
Clubs currently have no revenue streams, no means of income and the Premier League are faced with broadcasters who will want back £762million (around £38m per club) if games aren’t played.
So, surely the solution is simple? Elite players will help by taking pay cuts, reducing the obligations on their stricken clubs and potentially helping other members of the so-called Football Family.
The players’ union, the PFA, will enable the solution by preserving the here, now and future — right? Wrong!
It’s turning into a battlefield. Apparently players have “only” had three weeks to consider this and, come on, that’s not a reasonable amount of time?
I mean what can you do in three weeks? I know, build a 4,000-bed hospital in East London, perhaps?
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GUEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH
Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi has warned against football restarting until coronavirus “is taken off this world”.
He told French media outlet TF1: “For me, what I think is most important is to not start things up again, no games, no training, until this epidemic stops.
“What’s most important is everybody’s health, and not just in the football world, but in the medical world and the world in general. That’s really what’s most important.
“I’m in favour of nothing starting up again until this virus is taken off this world.”
Manchester United legend Dimitar Berbatov believes Liverpool should be handed the Premier League title after their barnstorming season was brought to an abrupt halt by coronavirus.
He told Betfair: “People are suggesting to give the title to Liverpool, and honestly they deserve it the way they had been playing, nobody was going to catch them.
“With the way they play their games, the football they produced and how far they are in front, they fully deserve the title this season.
“It’s so strange, and it will be unfair on them if the season is voided. They will be so disappointed.”
NOT GUNNER HAPPEN
Arsenal target Caglar Soyuncu has ruled out a move away from Leicester this summer.
He told Fotomac: “I don’t think it would be right to go somewhere right now. ‘I’m having a good season. Above all, I still have a lot to learn.
“He [Maguire] is the most expensive defender in the world and your team does not buy another because it trusts you.
“You play instead of someone who transferred for 80 million pounds. We’re going well now, but the important thing is to keep it going.
“I played 30 matches, but it’s important to increase this to three-digit numbers. It is very important to be at the same level throughout your career.”