The German maestro has been running down his current contract, and is demanding that the Gunners prepare a massive new bumper deal worth around £300,000-a-week if he is to stay at the club beyond this season.
However, at the moment, there seems to be no indication from the Arsenal hierarchy that any such offer is about to be laid on the table. This refusal to meet the player’s demands could see him move to the club’s arch-rivals Manchester United this summer.
Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion with the midfielder, who previously worked under the Portuguese at Real Madrid. The pair arrived in the Spanish capital together in 2010, and formed a strong bond at the club.
Despite a few confrontations and an eventual fallout, with Mourinho often criticizing the player’s lack of commitment to the cause, the pair have mended their relationship, and Özil recently asked his former boss to write the foreword to his autobiography.
United, as is well known, have more than enough money in the bank to meet the requirements of the German. If Mourinho informs the board that he wants the playmaker, then the deal is as good as done.
The Old Trafford outfit is also keen on Alexis Sanchez, whose contract also expires in the summer. Manchester City have been desperate to secure his services though, and it is likely that he will opt for a switch to the Etihad instead of the Theatre of Dreams.
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