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Barcelona favourites to sign Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

La Liga giants are 4/1 to sign the playmaker

Barcelona are leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Ozil’s contract expires at the end of the season and the Gunners haven’t been able to convince him to sign an extension yet. That means he can now negotiate a pre-contract with foreign clubs.

That could give 4/1 favourites Barca a big advantage in the battle to clinch his signature.

Manchester United are second-favourites at 3/1. A move to Old Trafford would give the 29-year-old the chance to reunite with his former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho.

Premier League leaders Manchester City are 7/1 outsiders to sign the Germany international.

It remains to be seen whether any of the interested clubs will try to sign him in the January transfer window, or wait until he is available on a free transfer in the summer.

Coral’s John Hill said: “It will be interesting to see if Arsenal accept a cash offer for Ozil this month or if they run his contract down until the end of the season. Either way, it looks like his long-term future is away from the Gunners and it is Manchester United and Barcelona who are at the top end of the betting to sign the German.”

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