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Arsenal told Manchester united to pay £30m for Mesut Ozil

Arsenal have reportedly demand £30m for midfielder Mesut Ozil amid interest from Manchester United.

The Germany international is on course to leave the Emirates on a free at the end of the season after failing to agree terms on a new deal to remain, despite numerous attempts.

the 29 years old is thought to be seeking at least double on his current weekly wage of £140,000, which already makes him the top earner at the North London side.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has previously been steadfast with his insistence that Ozil’s contract will be run down, but according to the Daily Star, the Frenchman has now “reluctantly” conceded that it would be more sensible to try to cash in on the player in the January transfer window.

The newspaper claims that the London side will seek “at least £30m” in a straight cash deal for Ozil, with United boss Jose Mourinho known to be a huge fan after their time together at Real Madrid.

Some hope remains that Ozil could still be convinced to sign a contract extension at Arsenal, however, with a report yesterday suggesting that handing him the number 10 shirt currently occupied by Jack Wilshere would be an incentive towards getting a deal done.

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