- Mesut Özil is currently relaxing in Turkey after the just-concluded season with the Gunners
- The Arsenal star has been hanging out with Okan Buruk who is trying to sign him at Istanbul Basaksehir
- Gunners are looking to take Özil’s £350,000-a-week pay off their wage bill
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Mesut Özil has been spotted with Istanbul Basaksehir manager, Okan Buruk, amid speculations that the Arsenal playmaker may be out of the club before next season kicks off, SunSport reports.
The 31-year-old has returned to Turkey with reports that he has been hanging out with the Basaksehir’s officials after helping Arsenal complete the season.
With reports that Buruk is doing everything to sign the German, Özil was seen taking a selfie with the Turkish club manager as the pair later joined by Turkish TV mogul Acun Ilicali, who shared the snap on his Instagram story to his 13.6 million followers.
And the picture will no doubt add fuel to the speculation of a move to Turkey as the Super Lig champions Basaksehir reportedly offered Özil a transfer in July.
Özil tops the list of stars who could be on their way out of the Emirates Stadium if the club gets the right amount of money.
Arsenal will try to make an attempt to sell the German, but a representative revealed his client will prefer to see out his £350,000-a-week contract at the club, despite having not featured at all post-lockdown.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal football club has been affected by the pandemic financially and players were pleaded with to accept pay cuts in April in order to save jobs of some of the staff at the Emirates.
It was gathered that players want to hold talks with the management as they feel betrayed as the club proposes to make 55 staff redundant.
On Wednesday, August 5, the club announced that a number of non-playing staff would be let go at the end of the month, but players are having none of it as they claim they agreed to the 12.5 per cent pay cut in April to safeguard the economic future of the club.
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