Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger admits Ozil contract talks have ‘slowed down’ – Man United interested

Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger admits Ozil contract talks have ‘slowed down’ – Man United interested

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has poured cold water on reports claiming contract talks with Mesut Ozil have broken down.

The 28-year-old’s current deal with the north London-based club expires in under 10-months.

Ozil could end up leaving the club for free next summer unless a new deal is agreed.

However, Wenger admitted that contract talks have slowed but remains hopeful of extending the World Cup winners contract.

“Yes, of course [I am hopeful],” Wenger told reporters ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash with FC Koln.

“The contract talks have slowed down a little bit since August 31, because we need a little breather and to focus on the competition,”

“But we will slowly get back into that.”

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According to the Metro, Arsenal have tabled a £275,000-per-week deal for Ozil however, the Germany international is holding out for a £350,000-a-week offer.

Meanwhile, the German outlet Bild have linked Ozil with a move to Premier League rivals Manchester United.

The Gunners take on FC Koln tonight in the Europa League before traveling to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to face Chelsea.