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Arsene Wenger has made no secret of the fact that he would like to sign Manchester United hitman Wayne Rooney if given the opportunity. Arsenal are finally looking to spend some money in the transfer window, as they have been linked with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez apart from Rooney. They have already made a £ 30 million offer for Suarez, which has been rejected by Liverpool. They are also believed to be in advanced negotiations with Real Madrid over the £ 25 million deal to bring Higuain to the Emirates stadium.

Arsenal only recently saw Chelsea make an official offer for one of their targets Rooney. Even though the exact offer made by Chelsea is not known yet, it is believed to be around £ 20 million. The West London outfit believe that they will be able to secure Rooney for around £ 30 million. However, the biggest hindrance in this deal could be the wage demands of the player. The 27-year-old England international currently earns around £ 200,000 per week, which is one of the best in the world. He is unlikely to look for a pay cut when he moves to his new team.

However, this would have to significantly break Arsenal’s wage structure, but Wenger says that the club can afford it.

“It happened to us last year and it can happen to them. We would not have a problem with the wages of Rooney. Rooney is under contract and has two years to go so it’s United who make the decision. But we would not have a problem with the wages of Rooney. At the moment, Fabregas has decided to stay one more year at Barcelona,” said the Arsenal manager regarding Rooney and Fabregas. There have been rumours that Fabregas could be set for a return to Arsenal.