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ARSENAL are holding out for £30million to let Mesut Ozil leave in January, reports claim
The Gunners have become resigned to losing the German midfield schemer, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Manchester United have been linked, with Jose Mourinho open to reuniting with the player, who he previously worked with at Real Madrid.
Recent reports have suggested Ozil’s camp are of the belief that United will try to sign the 29-year-old.
Other reports have emerged that Ozil will only stay at the Emirates providing he gets his hands on the No.10 shirt which is currently worn by Jack Wilshere.
And now according to the Daily Star, the north London outfit want £30m for Ozil AND Sanchez, with the latter constantly linked with a move to Manchester City.
Mourinho would have no problems registering Ozil for the Champions League, as he is not cup tied with Arsenal competing in the Europa League.
Wenger is searching for potential replacements in the event Ozil leaves in January and he has been exploring the option of a swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain for Julian Draxler.
Meanwhile, Ray Wilkins went on talkSPORT to suggest Ozil isn’t good enough to inherit Wilshere’s shirt.
He said: “He is not a great player so why should he wear 10?
“Why should he nick that off Jack? I think the word ‘great’ is used far too often.
“I don’t think he has ever been a great player.
“He’s been a fantastic player. I don’t think he is a great player.
“You see him in the Premier League week in week out, he’s a good player, he’s a very good player.
“But the word ‘great’ is used far too often in this game.”