Contract rebel Mesut Ozil could be sold in January – report

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German playmaker Mesut Ozil who has had an indifferent start to the season due to injuries and has refused to extend his contract with the Gunners might be sold in the winter transfer window for £20 million if an agreement cannot be reached with the German international before the end of the year.

 

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The attacking midfielder currently has less than a year on his existing contract at the Emirates and, with the player refusing to extend his contract, he can sign a pre-contract agreement with any club in January ahead of his potential exist from the Emirates next summer. However, the German playmaker has been heavily linked with a reunion with the Special One at Old Trafford next summer, but his wage demand of £330,000-a-week might be a stumbling block and might be forced to reconsider the initial £250,000-a-week deal offered to him at the Emirates.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed some level of success since his record breaking £42.5 million move from Real Madrid to the Emirates in 2013 winning the FA Cup thrice in four years, but has come under huge criticism especially in big games where he has majorly be found wanting.

He hasn’t had the best of start to the new campaign after being plagued by injuries so far but his qualities is up there with best and Arsene Wenger will be hoping he can convince the playmaker to accept the £250,000 a-week-deal offered to him and extend his contract at the Emirates beyond next summer.

The German international is often deployed as an attacking midfielder but could also play as a winger. He is known for his pace, creativity, vision and his ability to pick out his team-mates with a final pass. He has played 5 games for the Gunners so far this season recording zilch assists and goals.

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