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Arsenal transfer news: Mesut Ozil only wants to play for Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid if he leaves the Gunners

German playmaker will be free to sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs in January with his current deal expiring next summer

MESUT OZIL is planning life at a new European giant with his contract expiring in the summer.

And the Germany international eyes a move to either Manchester United, Barcelona or former club Real Madrid, according to reports.

Mesut Ozil is likely to leave Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season

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Mesut Ozil is likely to leave Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season

It appears increasingly likely that Ozil will leave the Gunners after turning down the chance to sign a new deal.

Talks to extend his stay were put on hold and the 28-year-old appears to have no real appetite on the player’s part to commit to the Gunners long-term.


Foreign clubs are able to agree a pre-contract with Ozil in January ahead of a free transfer next summer.

And according to Goal, Ozil would be keen to speak to both Barca and Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly eyeing up a move to reunite with Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil and Jose Mourinho worked together at Real Madrid

Mesut Ozil has been a major disappointment this season and is no closer to signing a new deal with the club

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The German playermaker could make the swtich back to La Liga

He remains fond of the style of football in Spain and made friends in Madrid during the three years he played at the Bernabeu.


But Manchester United have stolen a march with increasing speculation that Jose Mourinho is plotting a reunion with his former player.

The duo worked together at Real Madrid and build up a strong relationship with the United boss writing the player’s foreword in his autobiography.

Ozil is currently recovering from a knee injury which has ruled him out of the last two games for Arsenal.