Arsenal are claimed to be resigned to losing Mesut Ozil before next season, with talks believed to have gone south.
The German international has failed to agree terms on a contract extension over the past year, and with his current deal set to expire come the end of the campaign, he looks ever likely to be leaving the club.
Inter Milan are said to be keen on a deal to bring him to Italy in the January transfer window, and the Gunners could well be persuaded to cash-in as opposed to losing him for free come the end of the season.
Manchester United and Barcelona have also been linked with moves to sign the playmaker in recent windows, and could well be keen on a potential free transfer move next summer, but should the Italians make a move to sign him come January, they may well be forced to consider their stance.
Ozil is claimed to be holding out for £400,000 per week in order to sign a new deal at Arsenal, although I struggle to believe that any of his potential suitors would be willing to pay him such a hefty wage either.
The 28 year-old has been quiet on his future since the close of the transfer window, but previously intimated that his intention was to stay with the club, and that he was certainly happy to be playing at the Emirates, but that seems rather hard to believe considering how long it has already taken to try and persuade him to extend his stay in North-London.
Does Ozil still want to stay? Will he get £400,000 per week to join another European club?