Ozil’s agent weeks back claimed that negotiations were “going in a positive way” over a new deal, raising hopes that the German would be extending his contract with his existing deal set to run out this summer.
However, Mesut Ozil’s camp look reluctant to reduce his weekly wage demands having asked for £350,000-weekly and the Gunners are not ready to match that wage demand, leaving talks at a stalemate.
Latest reports claim that club chiefs have given up hope of luring the 29-year-old to pen a new contract, while his training attitude is also thought to have upset some of his colleages and members of the technical staff, leading to talks that he might be sold.
Arsenal are thought to have placed Mesut Ozil on the transfer market in the hope of selling him in January and are believed to have received interest from Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan and Turkish side Besiktas.
Arsenal tactician Arsene Wenger recently claimed the club were open to selling both Mesut Ozil and fellow rebel Alexis Sanchez depart in January, rather than let them leave for nothing next summer.