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Arsenal Are In Advanced Talks to Sign Mesut Ozil From Real Madrid, Says Report [VIDEO]

mesut ozil Arsenal Are In Advanced Talks to Sign Mesut Ozil From Real Madrid, Says Report [VIDEO]

Arsenal are in advanced talks with Real Madrid to sign Mesut Ozil, according to reports in the Spanish media and on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports says that according to their sources, a deal could happen by the close of the transfer window tomorrow. See their video report below:

However, the “Sky Sports source” is probably Spanish media outlet Cadena SER, who report that:

“Mesut Özil could still leave the Real Madrid on the last day of the market and go to Arsenal. According to Cadena SER, Los Blancos and Arsenal may already have an agreement in principle for the German of a [monetary] figure between 45 and 50 million euros.”

That translates to a transfer fee of £38m-£42million.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had this to say after today’s 1-0 victory against Tottenham:

“I am not against spending money, but I want to add super quality to our squad. Tottenham got a lot of money for Bale, they have to invest it – I understand that. The need is different for us, we need one or two super players and we will try to add that. We have 24 more hours, so maybe we can surprise you. Maybe not – but I am confident.

“Maybe something will happen in the last 24 hours, maybe not. It is very difficult to predict.

“I am ready to pay what we can afford, even if it is a bit over the market [value] and as long as it is not crazy. I am not against spending.”

What do you think? Could Mesut Ozil be on his way to Arsenal, or do you see the German midfielder joining another club in Europe instead? Give us your insight in the comments section below.

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12 Responses to Arsenal Are In Advanced Talks to Sign Mesut Ozil From Real Madrid, Says Report [VIDEO]

    • Christopher Harris says:

      That article was from four days ago, and it’s not necessarily Ozil’s choice whether he wants to stay or not.

      Plus Ozil sat on the bench today for Real Madrid, which isn’t a good sign.

  1. Biff says:

    What a bad day for spuds.

  2. richhudsonsmith says:

    If other clubs are interested like what is being reported Arsenal will miss out.

  3. goatslookshifty says:

    Good one if Wenger gets him. I’m beginning to wonder if Man Utd are going to sign anyone. If Fellaini and Baines are the only targets, Utd will be in trouble this year.
    I’m still holding out for the Breaking News that Ronaldo is on his way back to Old Trafford.

  4. Prince Adewale says:

    Wenger s̶̲̥̅̊ not the right man FO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я arsenal, when every other team s̶̲̥̅̊ buying the best where was he, further more if he fail †̥♡̷̬̩̃̊ sign upto three big experience then he’s not man enough α̲̅πϑ not __̅_̅̅_̅̅̅g̲̣̣̣̥o̲̣̣̥ό̲̣̣̣̥̥̊ƌ̲̣̣̣̥ †̥♡̷̬̩̃̊ ϐε̲̣̣̣̥ called arsenal manager !

  5. Gary says:

    This would be a very good signing for Arsenal. He is very skillful and his passing is sublime. My only concern is that he doesn’t defend well and Mourinho often criticised him for it.

    By the way, Arsenal have the best record of any BPL team since January 1. Yet, the gooners are freaking out about lack of transfer activity. There is nothing that says a club HAS to buy players during the transfer window.

  6. M. Bello says:

    Am happy ozil is best in england

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