Goretzka set to choose Barca over Arsenal

Goretzka set to choose Barca over Arsenal

A club rarely sells a quality player to their direct rival, and Arsenal does not seems to be in any mood to let Ozil sign for Manchester United, who might be keeping a close tab on Ozil's contract condition.

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has warned his club against signing Mesut Ozil from Arsenal next year.

The proposed deal could also have major ramifications for Liverpool - also in the running for Gortezka - who may be able to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho, should Barcelona look elsewhere for deals.

He has been linked with Manchester United and Barcelona after rejecting Arsenal's contract offers.

"I don't think he would be a bad signing", the title-winning defender told the Daily Mail. Going to a situation like that at Barcelona admits he is a provider rather than someone who can be a number one. When he's happy, he plays well.

It claims that Ozil's representatives have agreed for the 29-year-old to head to the Nou Camp in the New Year, with Arsenal set to receive 20m euros for the Germany global, who would have been available on a free in the summer.

The publication understands that the deal hinges on whether Ernesto Valverde's side can offload midfielder Arda Tura in January, with the Turkey worldwide now the sixth highest earner at the club.

Ozil is expected to be back in action this weekend when Arsenal take on Burnley FC in the Premier League.

And reports in Spain claim he has an agreement with Barca for a January move.

On Saturday, Wenger had insisted Ozil and fellow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez wanted to stay at the Emirates.

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