Besiktas are still determined to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil despite being told by the German international that he wants to stay in England, according to Fanatik.
Ozil’s representative Erkut Sogut revealed yesterday that negotiations with Arsenal over a new contract are going wel, and that Ozil is hoping to keep on playing in the Premier League for the next two to three years.
Fanatik however reports that the German midfielder did have a conversation with Besiktas president Fikret Orman about the Turkish champions’ interest in him. Ozil reportedly thanked Orman for his offer but said he wanted to continue his career in English football.
Whether that means he will stay at Arsenal, it remains to be seen. Orman however also left the door open to Ozil by reportedly stating that he would like another conversation in January to talk more.
The Sun have reported that the playmaker may have to settle for less than the £330,000 a week he is demanding from prospective clubs, and because of the lack of interest from teams who can afford his wages, it could see him sign a contract extension with the Gunners.