Mesut Ozil has over 18 months left on his contract at Arsenal and the Gunners star has urged Arsene Wenger to sign Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler to convince him in extending his contract at the Emirates.
The German international and Alexis Sanchez's deals at the north London club runs down in 2018. The club's general secretary David Miles admitted the contract talks are looking good and is hoping for the duo to sign a new deal.
According to the French publication RMC Sport via the Independent, Ozil is keen to reunite with his compatriot at Arsenal. The former Real Madrid star wants Wenger to bring him to the club and that will be a key factor in deciding whether his current employers are the best club for him beyond 2018.
Draxler has long been a target for the Gunners manager, even when he was at Schalke. He left them and made a switch to Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015. Wenger decided against making a move for him and after spending one-and-a-half season, the 23-year-old German has expressed his desire to leave the Volkswagen Arena.
Arsenal are not the only club interested in signing Draxler in January. The Daily Mail reports that Paris Saint-Germain and Italian champions Juventus are interested in Wolfsburg's unhappy star, who is valued at £30m ($37.4m).
Wolfsburg director of sport Klaus Allofs admitted the club's decision to hold on to the player has proven not be good. He said the Bundesliga outfit will listen to offers for Draxler when the transfer window re-opens in January.
"All that has changed is our basic stance compared to the summer, when we said that we did not want to sell him," Allofs told Sky Sports.
"That has proven not to have been a good decision, you've got to accept that now. If we are to receive an offer then we will consider it and see whether we react to it. We are not putting him up for sale or sticking a price tag on him, though, just to make that very clear."