MESUT OZIL and Arsenal have reportedly begun talks to terminate his contract with the £350,000-a-week outcast still owed £7.2million ahead of a move to Fenerbahce.
Mesut Ozil is reportedly brokering his Arsenal exit packageCredit: Getty Images – Getty
And the report states there is still £7.2m left on the German World Cup winners bumper deal.
Ozil, 32, has the option to waive some of the cash he is due or he can hold firm and demand the full amount he is entitled to from the North Londoners.
Sabuncuoglu suggests talks are taking place TODAY ahead of a ‘solution in a short time’.
Former Real Madrid playmaker Ozil has 25 weeks left on the books of Mikel Arteta‘s side.
And the club fear he may snub a January move to collect his full wages and the hefty loyalty bonus he will be due come June.
Reports in Turkey claim Fenerbahce have agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Ozil worth £90,000 a week.
But the Super Lig club are £275m in debt and have already asked fans to donate towards their wage bill.
Arsenal’s £42.5m signing in 2013 has also been linked with a move to join DC United in time for the new MLS season in March.
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Ozil is still training with Arsenal despite not featuring for nine monthsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Ozil could link up with some familiar faces at Fenerbahce with his potential new team-mates including ex-Newcastle forward Papiss Cisse.
He is free to talk to foreign sides after entering the last six months of his deal.
It is nine months since Ozil last played for the Gunners and he is not included in either the Premier or Europa League squads.
Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut said: “His priority is to stay at Arsenal but things can change very fast in football and he might go, so we are checking all the options for this month and for the summer.”
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