Arsenal may pull out of a deal to appoint Luis Enrique as Arsene Wenger’s successor after being ‘put off’ by the Spaniard’s transfer demands.
The Gunners are reportedly keen on seeing the former Barcelona manager replace Arsene Wenger next season, but Enrique is believed to be demanding £200m to spend on transfers to bolster the Arsenal side.
And it appears Arsenal aren’t ready to commit to handing the Champions League winner the keys to the dressing room alongside a war chest.
The Mirror reports that Enrique is planning a major overhaul of the Arsenal squad, with only strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang safe from the chop.
The Gunners are on course for their lowest finish since 1994-95 and are already guaranteed to end the season with their worst-ever points tally under Wenger following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.
However their new boss could still have the luxury of Champions League football if Arsenal can triumph in the Europa League. A second-leg away to Atletico Madrid on Thursday awaits.