Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis is pushing on with a restructuring of the club's wage bill.
The Daily Mail says Gazidis hopes the move will allow manager Arsene Wenger to compete for the world's top talent.
The Gunners' current top earner is Robin van Persie - who earns a basic wage of £70,000-per-week.
But in contrast, fringe players Manuel Almunia, Abou Diaby and Marouane Chamakh among others are not far behind with weekly wages of between £50,000-£60,000-per-week.
The club will now embark on a summer clear out in a bid to slash their wage bill by £23million.