Reports: Mesut Ozil could join Fenerbahce in January

According to the Daily Star, Turkish giants Fenerbahce are planning a January move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.

The Germany international’s current deal with Arsenal runs out in the summer, and the club are reportedly ready to let him go in the new year to avoid the former Real Madrid playmaker leaving on a free in the summer, five years after paying a then club record £42m for him.

Ozil’s time at the Emirates has not quite gone to plan through, fans and media critics alike have been heavily critical of his performances in big games and three FA Cup victories have done little to change opinion.

The Germany World Cup winner has Turkish descent, so a move to the Turkish capital could happen. However, the Los Blancos apparently have a buy back clause in his contract with Arsenal and the Red Devils have also shown an interest in taking him off the Gunners hands as early as January.

Ozil worked with current United boss Jose Mourinho during his three year at Real Madrid, and the two enjoyed brilliant success together as he played an important role in helping the La Liga giants win a Copa del Rey and a league title in Spain.

However, Fenerbahce are likely to try harder for a move in the new year as Ozil’s contract winds down with Arsenal.

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