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Mesut Ozil willing to give up payment to secure early Arsenal exit

Mesut Ozil is keen to leave Arsenal in January (Getty)

Mesut Ozil is willing to forgo a portion of his salary in order to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window, according to reports.

The 32-year-old is in talks to leave the Gunners this month with Fenerbahce and DC United both keen on a move.

But Arsenal are yet to negotiate a payoff with Ozil, whose £350,000-a-week contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

According to The Athletic, Ozil is open to leaving Arsenal this month and is even willing to give up some of the money he would be owed in order to secure a move away.

The report claims that the midfielder, who is yet to feature under Mikel Arteta this season, is keen to reignite his playing career and has not received any indication that he would be part of Arsenal’s squad for the second half of the campaign.

Alternatively, Ozil could remain at Arsenal for the remainder of the season which would earn him in the region of £7 million.

Mesut Ozil has attracted interest from Fenerbahce and DC United (Getty)

Speaking on Wednesday, Fenerbahce’s sporting director, Emre Belozoglu, claimed Ozil is ‘closer than ever’ to joining the Turkish…