Ozil 'in contact' with Juventus

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Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil has reportedly been in contact with Serie A giants Juventus over a short-term loan deal.

The German midfielder's current deal expires at the end of the season, which means he is allowed to negotiate with other clubs from January.

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While he isn't expected to feature for the Gunners this season, Italian publication Tuttosport claim the Italian champions could look to sign the midfielder on a short-term deal.

Ozil has been left out of the squads for the Premier League and the UEFA Europa League, with his last appearance for the North London side coming in a 1-0 win over West Ham United in March.

Tuttosport also added that Juventus are willing to pay a portion of Ozil's £350 000-a-week salary to get the deal over the line.

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Should the move materialise, Ozil would reunite with his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and former Gunners teammate Aaron Ramsey.

Meanwhile, there were claims from Turkey that Ozil was closing in on a move Super Lig side Fernerbahce.

"A source, who's very well connected to the club has told me that Mesut Ozil is likely to become a Fenerbahce player during the next transfer window," Fenerbahce club congress member Murat Zorlu told Sport Digitale.

"I would say 90 percent he will join us in one month."

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