From the Offical Zenit Website
The clubs reached agreement in principle to move the player on terms ustraivayuschih both sides and the actual market value of a football player.
According to the Offical Zenit Website the transfer fee has been agreed and now its the players personal terms that need to be agreed with Arsenal FC.
The gooner forum
And We got the news before skysports news who have just updated at 22:10 Skysports
we broke the news at 21:00 on the forum, First again : )
Updated :The Sun
ARSENAL’s move for Andrei Arshavin could collapse over his “excessive” wage demands, it emerged tonight.
The Gunners today agreed a £14million deal for the striker after protracted negotiations.
But Zenit St Petersburg then accused their own star of jeopardising the move by demanding a £3.5m salary AFTER tax.
Sources at Zenit said the two clubs had agreed a transfer fee which “reflects the real market value” of the player. This is at least £4m higher than Arsenal’s original offer.
But a statement by the club tonight said: “At the moment the only obstacle to the deal is the personal demands of Andrei Arshavin.”
The hitman already earns around £100,000-a-week at Zenit.
And Arsenal have made it clear they are not prepared to match that.
They have told Arshavin he would have to take a £20,000-a-week cut to join.
The Russian club claim his salary demand – said to amount to £7m-a-year before tax – is so high “that Arsenal is not prepared to pay”.
The only way of saving the deal is if the transfer fee is reduced, Russian sources said.
Zenit will only do this if the player himself pays back £2.5m of an upfront signing on fee he obtained on joining Zenit on a four year deal in 2006.
“The move to Arsenal is on a knife-edge,” a Russian source said tonight.
“Unless someone gives way, it looks doomed.
“Arsenal and Zenit agree, so it’s now up to Arshavin to prove he wants to play for Arsenal by reducing his excessive pay demands in the middle of a financial crisis.”