Reports: Inter Milan willing to sign Arsenal's Mesut Ozil on one condition
What's the story?
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Mesut Ozil is currently struggling at the Emirates stadium, and the German has started in just 12 Premier League games this season. The Gunners are currently looking to offload him in order to make room for new signings, but not many clubs are willing to pay his mammoth weekly wage bill of £350,000.
The Gunners have been linked with Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic in recent weeks, but they only want to do a loan deal, with a permanent switch in the summer, as they have limited funds in January.
Ivan Perisic reportedly submitted his transfer request to Inter, and both clubs are finding a suitable solution for both parties.
The heart of the matter
According to the Daily Star, Inter asked Arsenal to pay half of Ozil’s salary if any transfer is to happen.
If Ozil does depart for the San Siro, Inter’s Ivan Perisic could head the other way. Arsenal are keen on signing the Croatian international who was previously a target for Manchester United.
The Gunners want to sign the 29-year old on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy him permanently in summer.
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Mesut Ozil is currently on the fringes at Arsenal, and the club is reportedly looking to offload him. However, Arsenal are struggling to generate funds for new signings, and might not agree to pay half his wages.
On the other hand, Ivan Perisic handed a transfer request to Inter, and is likely to leave the club before deadline day.
Inter Milan will host Lazio at the San Siro for the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia next, whereas, Arsenal will host Cardiff City at the Emirates in their next league match.