sport news Barcelona 'will offer Mesut Ozil £350,000-a-week'

Mesut Ozil will be offered a £350,000 weekly wage by Barcelona as they bid to steal a march on in the race for his signature, according to reports. 

Ozil's deal at Arsenal is set to expire in the summer meaning the midfielder is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January 1.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed recently that the club would consider selling Ozil in January to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the season.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is free to negotiate contracts with foreign clubs from January 1 

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is free to negotiate contracts with foreign clubs from January 1 

And the Mirror report that Barcelona are willing to offer Ozil a £350,000-a-week wage packet to bring him to the Nou Camp. 

United boss Jose Mourinho remains keen on Ozil, who he managed during their spell together at , but Barcelona have the advantage of being able to offer the German a pre-contract agreement in the new year. 

When asked if Ozil had already agreed a move to Barcelona on Friday, Wenger responded saying: 'No. What kind of control can I have over

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