Friday, 22 June 2018 | 02:35 WIB

Is Mesut Oezil Signaling to Stay with Arsenal?

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Oezil (metro)

LONDON, NETRALNEWS.COM – Bad news for Barcelona and Inter Milan. German star and playmaker Mesut Oezil is estimated to stay at the Emirates Stadium,  and is considering signing a new contract with Arsenal.

Oezil's contract will expire at the end of this season. The German playmaker has so far not signed any contract extensions. He had also rejected the Gunners’ proposal several times. This leads to speculation that a number of elite European clubs are willing to accommodate him with free transfer status in the summer.

The latest club to express interest in 28-year old Oezil is Besiktas.

However, referring to his representative statement, Dr Erkut Sogut, it seems the clubs interested above will be disappointed. Oezil intends to stay in the Premier League.

"Mesut [Oezil] was delighted to hear of Besiktas's interest. But, so far, there has been no proposal of official application that we received, "Sogut said as he told Turkish media, Fanatik.

Sogut also gives an indication Oezil will refuse the offer. "Although, if it happens [application is handed], he wants to continue playing in the Premier League for 2-3 years ahead," said Sogut.

In addition, there is also the issue emerging that Manchester United and Jose Mourinho are ready to cast a bid for Oezil. Sogut implies Oezil's priority is to continue playing with Arsenal.

"Talks between us and Arsenal are still ongoing. I think, the direction is positive, "he concluded.