Turkish Super Lig club Istanbul Basaksehir are keen on an audacious swoop for Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.
Istanbul Basaksehir president Goksel Gumusdag has admitted he “would do anything” to sign Mesut Ozil if the midfielder leave Arsenal in January.
The Germany international – of Turkish descent – returned to action for the Gunners on Saturday to skipper his side in their 3-1 victory over Burnley in the Premier League.
“Mesut Ozil is a precious player,” Gumusdag said, as quoted by Bild. “I hope one day our paths will cross at Basaksehir. If he wants to be with us as well, we would do anything to get him.”
Inter and Real Madrid are among the clubs to have been linked with Ozil, who is of Turkish descent, but Basaksehir president Goksel Gumusdag has offered him an alternative.
Ozil’s reported weekly salary of £350,000 per week could present a problem to Basaksehir, who boast former Gunners Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor among their ranks.