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Joe Cole wage demands are stumbling block.
Joe Cole’s wage demands are proving a stumbling block over securing his signature. Whilst The Telegraph suggests that Arsenal are beating Manchester City to the England winger’s capture, the Gunners are thought to only be offering up to £60,000 per week for his services, 25% less than Cole’s current weekly wage. Arsene Wenger is a keen admirer, and would like to sign Cole as a sign of intent to persuade Fabregas to stay, but if Cole maintains his wage demands his arrival will be contingent upon Fabregas’ departure.
Gunners want Barca offer doubled.
The Mail run with the story that Arsenal have told Barcelona to double their reported £29m offer for Cesc Fabregas in order to secure the player’s signature. Yet, according to Sky Sports, Bar