Barcelona are ready to offer Arda Turan in order to tempt Arsenal to sell Mesut Ozil, according to reports.

Manchester United  have been heavily linked with a move for Gunners contract rebel Mesut Ozil and it is believed that the German star is set to leave Arsenal either in January or by the end of the season.

Barcelona To Offer Arda Turan To Arsenal In Exchange For Mesut Ozil Amid Huge Man Utd Interest
Barcelona want Ozil in January

Recent reports have also claimed that Barcelona are interested in roping in the former Real Madrid player in January.

Ozil’s current contract expires next summer and he is playing hardball with Wenger as his representatives are holding out for a bumper new contract, which the Arsenal bosses are not willing to pay.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made it clear earlier this week that Ozil is not for sale in the January transfer window “unless something unbelievable happens”.

But the Frenchman faces the risk of losing Ozil for free if the German playmaler refuses to accept Arsenal’s current offer on the table.

Barcelona To Offer Arda Turan To Arsenal In Exchange For Mesut Ozil Amid Huge Man Utd Interest
Ozil has also been linked with a move to Man Utd

Sources close the North London club have revealed that the Gunners bosses have put a £30m price tag on Ozil and Manchester United are reportedly ready to match the asking price in January.

But the Barcelona bosses are now trying to tempt Arsenal to sell Ozil by offering Turkish playmaker Arda Turan in part exchange.

Turan has failed to match the standards at the Nou Camp and has been informed by boss Ernesto Valverde that he is not in their plans for the season.

One sticking point though could be Ozil’s sky-high wage demands.

But Ozil’s whooping wage demands could spoil any possibility of his move to the Nou Camp in January.

Barcelona To Offer Arda Turan To Arsenal In Exchange For Mesut Ozil Amid Huge Man Utd Interest
Mesut Ozil reportedly wants £16.9m (€19m) per season at Barcelona

Ozil has refused to sign a new deal at Arsenal as he is holding out for a £350,000-a-week wage packet and now it is being said that Barcelona are also not willing to pay such a high sum for the German star.

Barcelona To Offer Arda Turan To Arsenal In Exchange For Mesut Ozil Amid Huge Man Utd Interest
Barcelona want to offer Turan in order to tempt Arsenal to sell Ozil

Ozil bagged two assists and one goal in the span of just four minutes as Arsenal beat Huddersfield 5-0 on Wednesday.

And his fellow Gunners team-mate Olivier Giroud said: “He is our playmaker and a key player.

“We have never questioned him, never. But you cannot be at the top level all the time.

Barcelona To Offer Arda Turan To Arsenal In Exchange For Mesut Ozil Amid Huge Man Utd Interest
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“Sometimes people expect the best from you every single game because you are a top player. I can understand that. But we never had any doubts about his quality, that is for sure.

“He has showed his commitment to Arsenal, of course. He is a top player and we need him.”

Giroud is expected to start against Manchester United at the Emirates on Saturday after Alexandre Lacazette picked up a groin injury against Huddersfield.

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Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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