Barcelona board, coaches split over bid for Mesut Ozil

Posted November 25, 2017

Turan's big wages and poor performances have made him hard to sell on, and some Barcelona officials are concerned Ozil's career could go the same way after his indifferent spell with Arsenal in the Premier League.

Ozil's current contract with the North London side expires at the end of the current season and the insinuation is that he will be sold in January to enable Arsenal to recoup some kind of fee.

Barcelona are weighing up their options, but according to Spanish daily AS, Wenger is ready to accept Ozil leaving in January if it blocks Jose Mourinho from signing him next summer. The 29-year-old is understood to be demanding wages in excess of £300,000-per-week.

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The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and Schalke fear he wants to leave the club despite their offer of a new deal.

Former Gunner Martin Keown, who has been vocal about Ozil's perceived lack of effort, has told the Mail: "I don't think he would be a bad signing (for Barcelona)".

With him still eligible to play Champions League football, he also makes for a pretty great proposition to sign in the January window.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could be pliable to the situation, too, with Ozil only having eight months left on his deal.

They claim the player's representatives have already met with Barca officials to discuss a possible move to La Liga.

"So I could mention who I like but will they go after them, who knows". "I am convinced they love the club, they love the team".

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