Fenerbahce remain locked in talks with Mesut Ozil over a move from Arsenal, but need to sort the finances on the deal first.

Ozil is widely expected to leave the Emirates this month, having spent the first half of the season on the sidelines after being left out of Mikel Arteta’s squads for the Premier League and Europa League.

A move to Turkey seems to be on the cards, with reports this week stating that Fenerbahce are working hard on a deal.

Fotospor cover that today and say the ‘transfer meetings’ between the Turkish side and the midfielder continue but how they will overcome the ‘economic dimension’ of the transfer remains to be finalised.

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It’s explained that if Ozil’s move from Arsenal goes through the total expenditure will come to 409m Lira, approximately €45m.

That would break the limits set on the club by the Banks Association, with the €20m Ozil earns at Arsenal already exceeding the limit on it’s own.

Even if Ozil were to sign a deal on €2.5m and then €5m next season, as has been mooted elsewhere, the spending limits set by the TFF will be exceeded as well.

So, Fenerbahce have some work to do if they are to be able to get the deal over the line and their plan is to part with three different players to make room for the midfielder.

According to Fotospor’s information, the club plans to first terminate the contracts of Jose Sosa and Diego Perotti, which would cover the €7.5m of Ozil’s contract.

In addition, at least one player will be sold during the winter transfer window, although who this player would be, isn’t mentioned at this stage.

Either way, a deal is very much on the cards and Fener’s extensive efforts to sort out the finances hints they are very keen to make it happen if they can.