Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to sign an experienced goalkeeper this summer.
QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been told that if he wants to move to Arsenal he will have to take a pay cut, the Metro reports.
Arsene Wenger is keen to add an experienced goalkeeper to his squad this summer to act as competition for Wojcech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski, who have both been accident prone during their periods in goal for Arsenal.
The Frenchman has identified Cesar as his number one target and the QPR keeper is also thought to be keen on a move as he tries to establish himself as Brazil’s number one goalkeeper for next summers World Cup.
However, talks between Cesar and Arsenal have stalled in recent weeks because of the players wage demands.
The goalkeeper is currently on £45,000 a week at QPR but Arsenal are unwilling to pay more than £30,000 a week and have told the Brazilian to hurry up and make a decision.
QPR are desperate to trim their wage bill this summer following their relegation to the Championship and they want Cesar off their books as he is one of their highest earners.
Cesar wants to stay in London as he is settled in the capital but he will have to lower his wage demands considerably in order to move to the Emirates.