Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is set to commit his future by signing a new long term deal at the Emirates. The playmaker's current deal is set to expire at the end of the next season and his situation is monitored by other clubs.
According to the Mirror, the German international is happy at the north London club and will pen down a new contract. He was signed by the Gunners from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 and since then, has been a key player in their starting lineup.
Arsene Wenger wants to tie the 28-year-old to a new deal after being made aware that the player is happy with his current employers. He was not part of Germany squad for the World Cup qualifier against San Marino and the friendly tie to face Italy.
Ozil and his representatives have held further negotiations with Arsenal over extending his stay at the Emirates. He earns £140,000-a-week ($174,476) and his new deal will see his weekly wages rise to £200,000-a-week ($249252).
With the former Werder Bremen man set to sign a new long-term deal, he will become the highest paid player at Arsenal. This news will come as a blow to Manchester United, who were reportedly interested in securing his services.
The Sun reported that the Red Devils were monitoring Ozil's contract talks at Arsenal and would make an approach, if the negotiations stall. Jose Mourinho was considering an option in bringing the German star to Old Trafford if he turns down an option to extend his contract.
Ozil played under Mourinho at Real Madrid and the pair has shared a special relationship since then. However, with the player to set to commit his future to Arsenal, it will end United's hope of signing him. Another report from The Sun claims Wenger wants to keep his star player at the Emirates and fend off any interest.
He has scored nine goals and registered four assists in all competitions for Wenger's side. Arsenal manager will shift his focus on Alexis Sanchez, whose contract will also run down in 2018.