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Arsene Wenger is open to the idea of selling Mesut Ozil next summer according to reports.
Ozil has proven to be one of Arsenal’s key players since he joined in 2013 but his long term future at the club is now under serious threat.
The German is already into the penultimate year of his contract and as expected, Arsenal want him to sign a new deal. But talks to extend his contract is not progressing as expected and he could be allowed to leave next summer.
Reports claim Ozil is demanding a staggering £20m a year salary before signing the new deal, way above what Arsenal had budgetted and that has caused talks to be placed on hold.
Just like Ozil, Sanchez’s contract expires in 2018 and is in talks with the club also over a contract extension. The Chilean is also said to be demanding the same salary Ozil is demanding.
It is believed Arsenal cannot afford to meet both player’s demands and may have to sacrifice one.
The Telegraph via The Daily Star are now claiming Ozil is the likeliest to leave between the duo.
Should the German refuse to accept Arsenal terms before next summer, Wenger would listen to big money offers for his services. The boss believes the Germany international will be easier to replace compared to Sanchez.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are thought to be keen on the German and the papers reckon he is also open to joining either of them.
The prospect of Ozil leaving wouldn’t go down well with many supporters but this wouldn’t be the club’s fault if he eventually does.
Wenger and co have done their best to convince the player to stay and if he does, it will be great but if he chooses to move ahead, all fine and good.
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