Mesut Ozil's Arsenal contract talks are progressing well, claims agent

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Mesut Ozil will become a free agent at the end of the season if he does not put pen to paper on a new deal.

The German global is inside the final 12 months of his contract, and has looked destined for an exit before next season, but may well end up staying in North London.

The playmaker of Turkish origin has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Besiktas over recent weeks.

The other way of looking at the statement would be to rule out a move to Catalan club Barca, with the likelihood that Man United would be leading the chase for him should we fail to agree terms with the former Real Madrid star. Who knows. There's a rumour that he goes to Manchester United.

"Ozil is a quality player".

Talks over a new Arsenal contract for Mesut Ozil are moving in a positive direction despite claims of interest from Besiktas, according to his agent.

Now sidelined with a recurrence of a knee injury, Ozil has missed the last two games across all competitions for the Gunners and also sat out Die Mannschaft's final World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan.

"But if he is looking only for the money, then it would be very hard to find the same kind of money in the German league than he can find in the Premier League".

Although Arsenal have overcome a shaky start to the season, they still find themselves six points off the top of the Premier League table; having picked up 13 points from seven games.

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