Arsenal have launched one last effort to keep Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal have already offered Ozil a deal north of £235,000-per-week, but Arsenal were fearing the worst following a breakdown in talks.
They will offer close to Ozil’s demands but it remains to be seen whether he will sign
The new offer will be closer to the £300,000-per-week Ozil is looking for – but it remains to be seen whether the 29-year-old is prepared to sign.
If Ozil does put pen to paper, he will become the highest earner in the club’s history.
Manchester United and Barcelona are both watching developments closely with a view to taking Ozil on a free transfer when his current deal expires.
Arsenal are desperate not to lose both Alexis Sanchez and Ozil for nothing in the same window
With the possibility of Alexis Sanchez staying beyond the end of the season bleaker than ever, Arsenal are focusing on Ozil’s future as they look to prevent both leaving for nothing in the summer.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger’s side drew Ostersunds in the next round of the Europa League.
The Swedish club – which is only 21 years old – are managed by former Birmingham, Stoke and West Brom defender Graham Potter.