Mesut Ozil has rejected a contract offer from Arsenal according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.

The daily sports paper states that the Germany international has a desire to leave the club and that Barcelona are interested in signing him.

A move to Barcelona would probably not go down well with Real Madrid fans considering Ozil joined Arsenal for a club record €42 million from Los Merengues back in September 2013.

According to the Sun, Ozil was in talks over £160,000-a-week in deal which will keep him at Arsenal until 2019.

The former Schalke 04 midfielder’s current deal with the Gunners expires in 2018.

The Germany international of Turkish origin has been in impressive form this season with six goals in all competitions as well as 16 assists in the Premier League.

Arsenal are currently joint second in the Premier League with rivals Tottenham. The London based side is five points behind leaders Leicester City.

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