Barcelona are set to offer Arda Turan as a makeweight to entice Arsenal to sell Mesut Ozil, according to reports.
Publicly, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has not given up hope of keeping the German beyond next summer and has insisted Ozil is not for sale.
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But Wenger may have been served up a contingency with Barca offering Arda Turan plus cash to allow Ozil to return to Spain, claim the Daily Star.
Ozil had the Emirates faithful purring and was back to his best in the 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield on Wednesday.
Regardless of where the former Real Madrid man plays next year, his wage demands are still an issue.
Ozil wants around £350,000-a-week to sign a new deal, with both Arsenal and the La Liga giants not prepared to go anywhere near that.
Wenger along with club chiefs will not want to let the playmaker who they value at £30million walk out of the Emirates for nothing next summer.
Manchester United are also monitoring the German World Cup winner who can sign a pre-contract with an overseas club next month.
Turan moved to the Nou Camp from Atletico Madrid in 2015 for £26m.
However the Turkish international has struggled to make any sort of impact in Catalonia with most of his game time coming from the bench.
Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has made it clear the 30-year-old midfielder is not part of his plans this season.