Arsenal are ready to make Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid player in the Premier League, in order to convince the 28-year-old to stay at the club.
Mail Online reports that the improved offer will see Sanchez earn £300,000-a-week at the Emirates if he puts pen to paper.
The Gunners have seen the Chilean enter the final year of his current contract, sparking interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has revealed that Sanchez will miss their first two Premier League fixtures of this season.
Sanchez has an abdominal strain and Wenger says he is likely to be “out for a while”, ruling him out for the first two games against Leicester City this Friday and Stoke next week. However, the Frenchman insists Sanchez remains “focused” on playing for the Gunners this season amid continued speculation about his future.
Barcelona are ready to pull off a big coup, by triggering Marco Asensio’s release clause.
According to Diario Gol, Barca are considering a swoop for Asensio, who plays for their arch-rivals, Real Madrid and are prepared to meet his £72million buy-out clause.
The Catalans continue to explore several options, as they prepare to put the money generated by Neymar’s record-breaking sale to Paris Saint-Germain to good use.
Their chase of Liverpool playmaker, Philippe Coutinho, is dragging on with the Reds refusing to do business at any price.
Barcelona have already seen two bids rejected and there are speculations that they may include midfielder Ivan Rakitic is a third offer for Coutinho.