Arshavin demands threaten Arsenal move

Mitrofanov said the clubs had agreed a 15 million pounds ($21.17 million) transfer fee for the Russian playmaker but the deal now hinged on Arshavin making a financial compromise to settle the repayment of half the bonus he received for signing a four-year contract in 2006.

Zenit want the player to repay it himself or to take a lower salary from Arsenal to enable the London club to add the amount to their offer to make up the agreed transfer fee.

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