#Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reiterated his desire for Jack Wilshere to stay at the club for the foreseeable future, amid interest from a host of Premier League and European clubs.

Wenger has given an update on Jack Wilshere’s Emirates future in response to a big salary offer from Everton, with the possibility of the Englishman leaving on a free transfer a real possibility:

“On my side, nothing has changed. Jack will be free at the end of the season, we have made a proposal to him and I want him to stay and be linked with the club for the future, I hope he will do it," claimed Wenger.

Arsenal should be keen to keep hold of the England international, given the successful comeback season Wilshere has enjoyed this campaign. After returning from his less than impressive, season-long loan at Eddie Howe's Bournemouth, Wilshere has managed to work his way back to fitness and has now become a regular in the Arsenal midfield once again.

As a result of his performances the Gunners have offered the 26-year-old a new deal, however, the midfielder is yet to sign it possibly due to how it's structured. Arsenal are trying to get him to take a pay cut, due to his reoccurring injury problems.

However, should he achieve a certain number of appearances, he could earn more than his current £110,000 per week salary.

The numbers are all very confusing and Jack Wilshere himself isn't impressed with the new proposal and has declined that deal while also admitting contract talks have not progressed further as of yet.

News of Wilshere's frustration has caught the attention of last summer's big spenders Everton, who want to offer the Englishman more than his current £110,000-a-week deal, in order to lure him to Goodison this summer.

The Toffees are therefore thought to be leading the race for his signature, although juventus, AC Milan and a host of other Premier League clubs have also been linked with a move for the midfielder.

Wilshere set for England recall

Despite all the transfer distraction surrounding Wilshere currently, it doesn't seem to have affected his performances on the pitch, with the midfielder also set for a possible England recall.

Wenger has himself, hinted that Wilshere is on the brink of an international recall:

"I hope he's in the squad. The vibes I get are positive. I believe he has a good chance but we leave that to Gareth Southgate. I have enough to do with my job," said Wenger.

Wilshere has not played for #England since the all but too memorable defeat against Iceland, at Euro 2016 and has not been called into a squad since November 2016, however, with England having limited options in the central midfield role, Wilshere could be set for a recall to Gareth Southgate's squad, which will be announced on Thursday.