According to the Independent, Jose Mourinho is increasingly confident that he can persuade Mesut Ozil to join Manchester United on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Arsenal appear resigned to losing the Germany international at the end of his current deal, signed back in 2013, after failing with several rounds of contract negotiations over the last 18 months.
No further talks are planned despite the World Cup winner indicating on the pre-season tour of Sydney that he’d be keen to stay at the Emirates.
Ozil is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January but is thought to be tempted by the prospect of working with Mourinho, under whom he played at Real Madrid for three seasons.
There have been long-standing rumours linking Ozil with Besiktas and Fenerbahce, while more recently Inter Milan have been mooted as suitors.