Arsenal and German playmaker, Mesut Ozil has demanded £330,000 a week contract in order to move to Barcelona in January.
The 29-year-old has told the Catalan he will only sign for them if his wage demands can be met Ozil has played for fierce rival Real Madrid before is out of contract at the Emirates at the end of this season and has refused to sign fresh terms, despite the Gunners reportedly offering him around double his current weekly wage of £140,000.
Barcelona have made Arsenal an offer of £17m in order to bring the World Cup winner in the winter transfer window as they look for an alternative to Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
According to Catalunya Radio, Ozil’s representatives are demanding a pay packet of £330,000 a week if he agrees to the switch, as well as the promise of a three-year contract and a number of add-ons and bonuses.
According to Diario Gol claims Messi is wary of Ozil’s habit of going missing in the big matches, and five-time world player of the year has told the powers that be at Camp Nou to drop their interest in the German international.
Ozil has scored once and provided three assists in 10 Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season.
Arsene Wenger has not received any indication from Ozil that he will be extending his stay and will want to avoid allowing a player he signed for a £42.5m walk out the door for free.