Wenger: Talks Still Ongoing With Sanchez And Ozil

Ruben Hill
December 17, 2017

However, he has told his agent that he wishes to know within the next two weeks what Barcelona's offer is, so he is able to know if a move there is possible, even though it is reported that Ozil would prefer a move to the red half of Manchester.

The Germany global is set to enter the final six months of his current contract and appears to be intent on securing a free transfer in the summer, despite having reportedly been offered a £300,000-a-week deal to remain in north London.

The 29-year-old striker netted four times in 16 games in the Premier League as Sanchez continues to be linked with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Both attacking talents have contracts with Arsenal that will expire at the end of the season, and talk of renewals has dominated the Emirates.

But time is fast running out for Wenger to agree to a new contract with Ozil, who will undoubtedly receive a lot of interest from rival clubs when the January transfer window opens in roughly three weeks time. However, the offer of making him Arsenal's highest ever paid player was seemingly not enough and Ozil has made a decision to seek out a new challenge.

Ozil is expected to remain in North London until the end of the season, but it would see the playmaker leave for nothing.

Ozil is such a joy to watch.

"It still plays on their minds", said Wenger ahead of Saturday's match against Newcastle. Ozil arguably had his best seasons playing under Jose Mourinho and it seems like the right move to reunite with his old manager and stay in England instead of moving to Spain and playing for Barcelona.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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