The wantaway Arsenal man is nearing the end of his current contract with the Gunners, but has not shown any signs of wanting to extend his stay so far. Ozil has been the centre of media attention alongside Alexis Sanchez, who is also in a similar situation.
The German international was heavily criticised last season due to his seeming laziness and lack of work ethic on the pitch. However, boss Arséne Wenger and the player himself have denied such accusations, and claimed that his body language falsely makes it seem so.
On the other hand, unlike his fellow contract rebel Sanchez, the former Schalke man has publicly addressed his desire to stay put in North London and continue playing for the Premier League giants, but ironically, he is yet to even verbally agree to a contract extension.
Meanwhile, recent reports strongly suggest Inter are keen on securing the German’s services, and will make an attempt to succeed in that during the winter transfer window. Moreover, club chairman Erick Thohir openly admitted his interest and admiration for the World Cup winner last week.
With Ozil demanding wages worth around £350,000-a-week, a sum the Londoners have so far refused to agree to, the Nerazzurri could offer fancy numbers in terms of cash and lure him to San Siro. Further adding to the Italian giants’ favour, Wenger, as per Mirror, has not guaranteed the currently injured midfielder a place in the starting lineup following his return from international break.
The Milan outfit have very favourable conditions to sign the 28-year-old, whose current contract is set to expire at the end of the season. Though the French manager risks losing his best players, he might be contemplating cashing in on them rather than lose them on a free transfer at the end of their tenure.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.