The 29-year-old could leave Arsenal in a cut-price deal in January or else Arsenal risk losing their No. 11 for nothing next summer unless they can agree an unlikely contract extension.
Germany international and Arsenal star Mesut Ozil won’t be leaving the Gunners for Manchester United in the January transfer window, Ray Wilkins has claimed.
The World Cup winner’s future has been a source of relentless debate over the past few months. Ozil has little over six months remaining on his current contract with the north London club after failing to agree a contract extension with the club.
Ozil has been linked with a potential move to Old Trafford where his former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is in charge.
The German midfielder has found his best form in recent weeks with a return of two goals and five assists in his last seven outings.
Fromer Chelsea assistant boss Wilkins doesn’t believe Mourinho would sign Ozil given his playmaker’s questionable work ethic.
“Mesut Ozil won’t go to Old Trafford because he doesn’t have the work ethic that Mourinho looks for in his players,” Wilkins told sportingbet.
“I actually see Willian as being the likely player to head to Old Trafford. Jose is an enormous admirer of Willian and he would be a special signing for United, but I pray that Chelsea don’t let him go.”
Ozil moved to Arsenal in a then club-record £42.5m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the 2013 summer transfer window.
The German star has won three FA Cup titles in the past four seasons.