Arsene Wenger will supposedly look to cash in on Mesut Ozil in January, despite previously stating his desire to keep the German at the club.
Ozil, as been well-documented, the former Real Madrid playmaker is out of contract next summer and there has been no indication that the 29-year-old will agree on a new deal at the Emirates Stadium, with Manchester United among his proposed suitors.
As things stand, Arsenal face losing him for nothing in June, and could be open to listening to offers for the playmaker in the winter transfer window in order to avoid a situation where they lose the midfielder to a domestic or European rival for free.
According to the Star, the Gunners will consider selling the playmaker if an offer of £30m comes in; a figure which may appeal Ozil’s former boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
Recent reports have claimed that the Portuguese boss is keen to link back up with his player he managed at Real Madrid, and the man he once tipped to be ‘the best number 10 in the world’.
However, despite the reports of Arsenal’s acceptance of his departure, the player himself has insisted he is still “100% an Arsenal player.”
“Obviously people are going to write and speculate,” the former Real Madrid star said as quoted by the Metro, prior to Germany’s international fixtures.
“But I am 100 percent an Arsenal player. I want to perform here and have fun here. I’m enjoying my time here but I can’t say what will happen in the future.”
Ozil announced himself as one of world football’s best creators during his spell at the Bernabeu, and could well push for a move to Old Trafford.
The Express have linked Juan Mata with a move back to Spain, and if the report bears any fruit then it would definitely free up space for Ozil to come in his place.
Mesut Ozil has been with us for four-and-a-bit seasons now following his £42.5m move to the Emirates, and has had admirers and critics in equal measure.