Transfer Deadline Day: Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Mesut Ozil
Arsenal are finally looking to make the Transfer Deadline Day interesting, as the Gunners are thought to be involved in advanced talks with Real Madrid to sign attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil, reports Sky Sports.
Madrid have signed Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee £85.3m and are willing to hear offers for the German international.
It has been a hugely frustrating summer for the Gunners, having failed to land any major names despite being linked with so many top international stars like Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez. However, with reported £70 million burning hole in the pocket, Wenger is looking to part with a large chunk of it for the German creative midfielder.
Having singed only Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini for free, Wenger again addressed the issue of getting in extra bodies after their 1-0 victory over Spurs yesterday, as the Gunners look to break their own transfer record, with a £42.5 million deal in the 11th hour of the transfer window.
The 24-year-old has played over a 100 games for Real Madrid since he moved to Bernabeu in 2010 from Werder Bremen. The arrival of Bale and Isco at the club means, the talented German will drop down the pecking orders at the club, and though he reiterated last week that he wants to stay in Spain, he might be forced out.
Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Madrid stars Angel di Maria and Karim Benzema, though it is highly unlikely that the Los Blancos will part with both of them.
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