Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has refused to rule out a move to Turkey but stated that it is not currently his priority.
Ozil was quoted by the Haber newspaper as saying: “I am not saying I won’t play in Turkey but it is not currently a priority.”
The 27-year-old does still have two-years remaining on his current Arsenal contract and is expected to see out his current deal.
The Gunners are reported to be in talks with Ozil over negotiating an extension but have yet to reach an agreement.
The World Cup winner is of course a self-confessed Fenerbahce fan and grew up supporting the club as a kid.
Ozil told the Sabah last July: “In the future I want to wear a Fenerbahce shirt. It would be an honour. Everyone knows I am a Fenerbahce fan.”
The Sun recently claimed Ozil will join the Istanbul giants over the next three years.
The Arsenal playmaker was born in Germany but is of Turkish origin with his family originating from the Zonguldak region in north-western Turkey.
Ozil is a bi-lingual Turkish-German speaker and regularly visits Turkey were he is a popular celebrity often appearing on television shows.