Date: 14th November 2017 at 11:14am
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Atletico Madrid have made contact with Mesut Ozil’s representatives.

The Spanish giants are keen to sign the Germany international next summer with a free transfer in mind.

Ozil’s current deal at the Emirates expires at the end of the season and he has so far refused to put pen to paper on a new deal.

Arsenal are desperate not to lose Ozil, a man they paid £42.5million to Real Madrid in 2013, for free, but suggestions linking him with a January switch to Manchester United have cooled.

TEAMtalk say Atletico have been in touch with Ozil’s representatives and have offered him £200,000 per week, which includes a hefty signing on fee.

Last month’s the playmaker’s agent claimed talks between Arsenal and his client were “positive”, but a new deal appears no closer.

Arsene Wenger is keen for the German to sign a new deal and last month he said he believed the player wanted to stay in north London.