• Turkish club poised to former Real Madrid player as a free agent
  • Özil was cut from coach Mikel Arteta’s squad for this season

Mesut Özil is close to agreeing a settlement with Arsenal that would allow him to terminate his contract and join Fenerbahce this month.

The playmaker’s future has been a live topic for several months and the question has been when, rather than if, he will depart a club at which he has fallen dramatically out of favour. Özil’s £350,000-a-week deal at Arsenal ends on 30 June but the two parties are on the verge of confirming an early parting of ways.

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