Fenerbahce have reportedly enlisted the help of Mesut Ozil in their attempt to sign Sead Kolasinac and Cedric Soares.

According to Turkish outlet Fanatik, the Turkish giants are eager to bolster their fullback options this window and have identified the Arsenal duo as ideal candidates for either flank.

For aid, as per the report, Fenerbahce have asked Ozil to convince the Arsenal pair to move to Istanbul.

Fenerbace star Mesut Ozil is good friends with Sead Kolasinac.
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The German playmaker spent seven years at the Emirates Stadium. Both players have previously been linked with the Turkish Super Lig side in the window.

Kolasinac is highly likely to leave the Gunners this window with Kieran Tierney the established first-team left-back at the club.

Furthermore, Mikel Arteta signed Nuno Tavares from Benfica to compete with the Scotland international.

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For Cedric, though, it is a different situation. Although the defender might not play week-in week-out for Arsenal this season, the Portuguese international is on a long-term deal with the north London side.

Moreover, the defender is reportedly comfortable with the Premier League side according to Chris Wheatley.

Insider View: Fenerbahce move is perfect for Kolasinac

Whilst Cedric is likely going nowhere this summer, Fener could be a perfect destination for Kolasinac this summer.

The Bosnian international has no future with Arsenal and could benefit with a permanent move to a new club. And moving to Fenerbahce to reunite with Ozil would be an extremely wise move for Kolasinac.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05:Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal during to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emi…

Indeed, the duo are good friends through their time at Arsenal. And the Turkish side could be willing to offer Kolasinac similar wages the left-back is currently on at the north London side.

With the Gunners needing to sell, the move makes plenty of sense for all parties involved.

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