Mesut Ozil to Barcelona Reportedly 'Closed' by Arsenal's Next Transfer Chief

Beth Cruz
November 23, 2017

There is also varying reports as to whether Alexis Sanchez will leave in January or the following summer, while Mesut Ozil is also claimed to be considering signing a new contract with our club. Not at all. They are committed to the group and we will see what happens. The Catalan officials clearly haven't forgotten about Ozil's time with their league rivals Real Madrid and they'll hope he can replicate the same form for Barcelona as he did with Los Blancos.

With Philippe Coutinho becoming more of an unattainable option during the winter window, Barcelona are looking at other targets and Ozil has emerged as a top candidate for the club.

Arsenal are said to be watching the situation closely with an open mind to making a move if Schalke make it clear they would be willing to sell in January.

His contract with Arsenal expire at the end of the current season and he is yet to provide any signs that he is prepared to sign fresh term to extend his stay in north London.

And though Arsenal are still trying to convince the Germany World Cup victor to sign a new contract, the club have started to prepare for his departure.

Much will depend on the status of Ozil at the Emirates, with the 29-year-old still to make a final decision on where he wants to play.

Sanchez is believed to be hopeful of securing a long-awaited move to Manchester City, who nearly wrapped up a £60m deal for him in the summer, whilst Ozil is on Manchester United and Barcelona's radar.

Mesut Ozil and Arsenal have a highly complicated relationship.

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