Arsenal are willing to sell German midfielder Mesut Ozil for a massive £42m, according to reports in Turkey.
Turkish club Fenerbahce are keen to make a move for German playmaker and according to Turkish outlet Fotospor, the club have already held talks with one of the representatives of Ozil over a potential summer move.
Ozil has been one of the best players to play for Arsenal in 21st century but his recent dip in form coupled with his stand off over a new contract with the club could see Arsenal let their prized possession leave in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The 28-year old will be into his last year of his current contract and there has been no progress over a new deal despite intense negotiations by the club in the recent months. The fans are also not happy with the German as he is accused for the club’s recent dip of form.
Arsenal are on course to finish outside top four for the first time in 21st century and the world cup winner could be set for exit from the London club this summer. However, Fenerbahce who are interested in signing Ozil are not in a position to shell out £42m as they will fail to comply to UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations.
The Turkish giants were also interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho last summer but his massive £8.4m-a-year have put the deal off. Despite Fenerbahce unable to pull off a deal for the German, there could be plenty of potential suitors for Ozil as he is one of the most talented midfielders in the world.
Mesut Ozil has confirmed that he would be open to staying with Arsenal despite not commenting on his contract situation last month.
“I am contracted until 2018 and I feel very comfortable,” Ozil said in March.
“We’ll talk soon and then make a decision.”
Ozil has scored 11 goals and provided 11 assists for Arsenal in 38 appearances across all competitions this season and it remains to be seen whether Arsene Wenger would be keen to let him leave the club in summer or force him to see off his contract.