Arsenal star Van Persie wants £275,000-a-week to join Real Madrid, Barcelona

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie's wage demands are putting off suitors.

The Daily Mail says Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are baulking at the astronomical numbers associated with a bid for the 28-year-old.

As well as Arsenal demanding a transfer fee of more than £20million, sources in Spain claim that Van Persie wants to be paid in line with top earners such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who receive weekly wages upwards of £275,000.

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