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Reports: Mesut Ozil turns down a loan move to European Giants

3.48K   //    31 Jan 2019, 01:26 IST

Mesut Ozil is currently struggling for his game time at Arsenal
Mesut Ozil is currently struggling for his game time at Arsenal

What's the story?

According to the reports, Mesut Ozil rejected the loan move from the Ligue 1 club, Paris St. Germain.

In case you didn't know...

Mesut Ozil is one of the most talented footballers of his generation and he joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013. He played 214 games in all competitions for the London-based club thus far and won the Arsenal Player of the Season 2015-16 accolade.

However, the former Real Madrid midfielder is currently struggling at the Emirates stadium, and the German started in just 13 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 heart of the matter

According to reports, Paris Saint-Germain made a last-minute move for Mesut Ozil but the German told them that he does not want to leave Arsenal on loan.

He was targetted by PSG as a replacement for the injured Neymar, who will reportedly be out for 10 weeks.

Inter Milan have also been linked with a move for Ozil as a loan exchange for Ivan Perisic but no agreement has been made yet.

Rumor Ratings: 4/10

Mesut Ozil is currently struggling for his game time at Arsenal and might leave the club before the deadline day. However, PSG already have a number of the established midfielder in their squad and so moving to the French giants might not be a good move for his career at this stage.

What's next?

Arsenal are aiming to finish in the Champions League qualification places this season and will play Manchester City next in the league.

On the other hand, Paris St. Germain are currently at the top of the Ligue 1 table and will be looking forward to extending their lead when they play Lyon on February 4.