Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has reportedly asked for a massive payoff to leave the club after he was told that he was not part of Arsene Wenger's plans for the upcoming season, according to Goal.
The French midfielder, who is in the final year of his contract with the north London club, has lost his place in the team to Francis Coquelin and with the return of Mikel Arteta from injury, he was left out of the matchday squad for the Gunners' opening Premier League encounter against West Ham United.
Flamini is in his second stint with the club after rejoining from AC Milan in 2013. He initially joined Arsenal in 2004 and spent four years at the club before leaving for the Serie A giants on free transfer despite being an established member of the first-team.
The Frenchman is currently fifth or sixth choice in the senior squad due to the presence of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Coquelin and has reportedly been told that he is surplus to requirements.
Turkish giants Galatasaray have shown interest in signing him this summer, according to the Mirror, but the midfielder has expressed his desire to remain at the Emirates Stadium and fight for his place in the starting XI.
"I don't like to give up that easily. In football everything can move very easily one way and another. I don't like to look back at the past. We are starting a new season and I'm focused on that one," Flamini is quoted as saying by Goal.
However, the report claims that the midfielder wants the club to pay him a part of the wages he is entitled to from the final year of his contract in order to make up for the anticipated loss of pay, if he moves clubs this summer.