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Arsenal boss Wenger to hand Nasri new £110,000-a-week deal

Arsenal have made a new contract offer to Samir Nasri. The London Evening Standard says Nasri refused to sign a five-year contract worth £90,000 a week earlier this year but manager Arsene Wenger is hoping a higher offer will make the midfielder change his mind.

It worked last summer when the Arsenal boss convinced captain Cesc Fabregas to ignore Barcelona's overtures by increasing his weekly pay to £110,000.

Fabregas is still expected to join the Spanish giants before the start of the season but Wenger hopes a similar tactic will encourage Nasri to commit to the club.

He has the option to offer the former Marseille star, who joined Arsenal for £15.8million in 2008, the same £110,000-a-week package, which is nearly double Nasri's current £60,000-a-week deal.

Nasri, who has just one year remaining on his current deal, is wanted by Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

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