Mesut Ozil: Fenerbache seek loan deal for Arsenal star man this summer

Mesut Ozil: Fenerbache seek loan deal for Arsenal star man this summer

- Mesut Ozil could go on a loan deal to Turkish top division side Fenerbache

- The German midfielder has been struggling since Unai Emery became manager

- Ozil made just made 20 Premier League starts for Arsenal last season due to injuries

Mesut Ozil could go on loan to Fenerbache from Arsenal this summer, Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol has revealed.

The former German international struggled to hit top form last season under new manager Unai Emery, starting just 20 Premier League matches.

Those number of matches were the fewest in his career since the 2007/08 season when he was in the Bundesliga.

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Ozil signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the Gunners in January 2018 under Arsene Wenger that made him the highest-paid player in the club's history.

"Fenerbahce are looking into the possibility of signing Mesut Ozil from Arsenal," Solhekol said.

"But I don't think Fenerbahce could really afford to buy him outright so what they're looking for is a loan deal whereby Arsenal would continue to pay a percentage of his wages.

"Fenerbahce are at the start of a rebuilding project after finishing sixth in the Turkish league last season.

"For Ozil, he's got this interesting situation at Arsenal where there doesn't really seem to be a connection between him and the manager Emery.

"He was in and out of the side last season and also we've seen a situation develop at Arsenal where they have been trying to lower their wage bill with Aaron Ramsey and Petr Cech leaving this summer.

"Ozil earns £350,000-a-week but I don't think there's any way Fenerbahce could afford that, but if there was a way they could come to some sort of agreement with Arsenal where they would carry on paying some of those wages then it could happen.

"I think we're still at the stage where talks have not taken place between the two clubs but this is something intermediaries are working on.

"If this happens it would possibly be the biggest transfer in the history of Turkish football."

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But Sky Sports News journalist, Dharmesh Sheth believes Arsenal are willing to approve a loan deal for Ozil as the club have to sell players in order to recruit new signings this summer.

He said: "It's likely Arsenal will have to sell players to fund any big moves so it's difficult to see them agreeing to a deal like a loan move.

"They would have some of Ozil's wages taken off the payroll but would it be enough for them to buy the likes of Wilfried Zaha?

"There is also another side to this because Ozil has entered the final two years of his contract and the Arsenal hierarchy have publicly said they'll look to sell players in the final two years unless they sign a new deal.

"Now as it stands, there's been nothing to suggest so far that Arsenal are going to offer Ozil a new contract so perhaps a decision on his future needs to be made sooner rather than later."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Edu has been appointed as Arsenal's new technical director after helping Brazil win their first Copa America in 12 years.

The former Gunner who was a member of the Invincibles in the 2003-04 season, will coordinate the work of the club's first-team coaching group, academy, player scouting and recruitment. ( -> We have updated to serve you

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