Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is on the verge of agreeing a new five-year contract worth around £90,000 a week - and could even sign this week.
The Gunners are ready to make Walcott among the highest-paid players at the club with a lucrative contract, which would be boosted further by add-ons.
Manager Arsene Wenger spoke in length about the "socialist" pay structure within the Arsenal dressing room ahead of the FA Cup tie at Swansea , revealing there was a general consensus to keep pay disparity to a minimum, unlike many of their top-flight rivals.
Wenger, though, has stressed the need to keep Walcott on board at Emirates Stadium, with the player having already rejected one contract offer earlier in the season, but now both parties would appear close to reaching an agreement.
Walcott had also expressed a desire to be deployed more in his preferred central striker role, in which he has revelled in during recent weeks, crashing in a hat-trick in the 7-3 win over Newcastle.