Premier League side Arsenal and in a discussion about potential player swoop with La Liga side Barcelona between Mesut Ozil and Arda Turan before the transfer window shut on Thursday midnight.

The Arsenal playmaker Ozil seems is desperate want to leave Emirate with a year left to run on his current contract with the North London side.

The perennial champions Barcelona are planning cash plus Arda Turan for a make weight for world cup winner Ozil for weeks ago

Gunners have shown an interest in the Turkish attacking midfielder previously and Catalonians are thought they might be able to use him in a deal for the Germany international.

Arsenal and Barcelona have spoken about it but were unable to come to a concrete agreement.

According to Mundo Deportivo who say Barcelona considered a cash plus Turan deal.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not concerned about the prospect of losing Ozil on a free next summer.

Wenger said: “It’s not an issue. I think it’s an ideal situation.

“Why? Because everyone has to perform.

"When you’re a football player, you perform until the last day of your contract.

“Whether you have two or one


left, it doesn’t change. You want to play and do well.

"Do you really think they sit in the dressing room and think: ‘Oh, I have one year to go, I will not play well today.’

“When you are a football player, you want to play well.

“What does that have to do with the length of your contract? It’s amazing.”

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