Arsenal are planning a new attempt to terminate the contract of midfielder, Mesut Ozil.
The Daily Mail says the Gunners are to re-open talks with Ozil ahead of the January transfer window over ending his £350,000-per-week contract early.
The Gunners, it is understood, approached Ozil about reaching a settlement agreement for the final nine months of his contract over the past fortnight but the attempts proved unsuccessful.
Ozil is said to want virtually all the remaining £13million on his deal.
The Gunners are ready to make another offer to the World Cup winner with a view to removing him from their wage bill in January.
The prospect of Ozil playing much first-team football before then looks remote.
UEFA have already confirmed the German’s omission from Arsenal’s Europa League squad while Ozil is expected to be left out of the club’s 25-man Premier League party.