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Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano in his column for CBS Sports stated Mesut Ozil nears Arsenal exit in the January transfer window. The former Germany international has long been linked with a move away from the club. Mikel Arteta left him out from the Premier League and Europa League squads, therefore, the player needs to find his future elsewhere.
Romano believes his time at Emirates come to an end and he will possibly continue his career at Turkish side Fenerbahce.
“Arsenal are very active on sales because only by selling players can new signings be made. After finalizing loans for 19-year-old William Saliba to Nice and Sead Kolasinac to Schalke, the club is getting closer to reaching an agreement with Turkish side Fenerbahce for Mesut Ozil,” wrote Romano.
“Arsenal gave him the OK to leave the club, and there is an ongoing negotiation on the final details related to his salary. Once that’s sorted out, Fenerbahce will then announce the purchase of Ozil.”
The Italian football expert also has given an update on Sokratis’ future.
“Another Arsenal player on the verge of being sold is Sokratis Papastathopoulos: Genoa, trying to stave off relegation, want him in Serie A, but there is also an offer from 12th-place Betis in La Liga,” concluded the journalist.