The 32-year-old has half a season left on his Arsenal deal, but both parties are in advanced talks that they expect to come to an agreement to terminate it

Ozil has not played for Arsenal since beating West Ham 1-0 in March and has been frozen by boss Mikel Arteta

He joined the club for £ 42 when they moved from Real Madrid in 2013 and helped them win the FA Cup three times

Ozil spoke of his admiration for the Turkish side

during a question-and-answer session on social media during the week

“Like Real Madrid in Spain, Fenerbahce is the biggest club in the country,” he told his supporters

And when Arteta was asked about this manager, he said a move would only take place if he was “the best solution for everyone”

Ozil was born in Germany but has Turkish heritage, and Fenerbahce chairman Ali Koc previously said that Ozil’s signing was a “beautiful dream”

In 2019, the 19-time Super Lig champion closed a move for Ozil for “economic” reasons

The Istanbul-based club had financial problems in recent years and saw Istanbul Basaksehir win their first championship title last July

After starting the first 10 games since Arteta’s appointment in December 2019, Ozil has not been represented since the restart of football after the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in June

Although Ozil said last summer that he would stay with Arsenal “until the last day” of his June 2021 contract, Arteta let him out of both the Europa League and Premier League this season

He became the highest-paid player in the club’s history in January 2018, but refused to cut his salary in the summer due to no football being played and Arsenal trying to balance the books

Major League Soccer’s DC United was also heavily linked to a midfielder move in January

Ozil helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup, but withdrew from international football in 2018, referring to the “racism and disrespect” he was faced with in Germany because of his Turkish roots

He was criticized after being photographed at an event in London in May with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Erdogan was even the best man at Ozil’s wedding in June 2019

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55559952