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Transfer news: Ozil ‘agrees’ Arsenal exit – today’s football gossip

By Tony Mogan

Published: 11:44, 6 January 2021

Arsenal are considering loan moves for midfielders Julian Draxler and Isco with Mesut Ozil reportedly on the brink of leaving the club for Fenerbahce. 

Mikel Arteta remains eager to add some creativity to his side but big-money transfers at the Emirates are unlikely this month with the club said to be considering a number of short-term options. Offloading Ozil from their wage bill could help pave the way for such a move.

Kinglsey Coman meanwhile has addressed reports Manchester United were eager to sign him in the summer. While flattered to be linked with a move to Old Trafford, the winger is fully focused on life at Bayern Munich.

Ozil ‘agrees Fenerbahce’ move

Source: DHA

Mesut Ozil appears to be close to leaving Arsenal with reports claiming he has now agreed to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

DHA in Turkey report the Gunners playmaker has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with the club. Ozil hasn’t featured for the Gunners since March and was dropped from Mikel Arteta’s Premier League squad in October after failing to secure a move away from north London last summer. The Germany international’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

Ozil has also been in negotiations with DC United over a January move, according to Football London.

Arsenal eye Draxler or Isco

Source: The Mirror

The Mirror report Arsenal will be unable to fund a move for transfer target Emi Buendia this month with Julian Draxler and Isco among their targets for a loan move.

A £40m price tag means Arsenal are unlikely to have the funds this month to finance a move for the Argentine star with Norwich eager to hold onto their prized assets as they push for an immediate return to the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta has spoken of the need to trim his bloated squad but reports suggest the Spaniard is eager on a new addition in midfield even if a move for Buendia is off the table for now. Draxler is among those options along with Real Madrid midielder Isco who has made just three starting appearances in La Liga this term.

Coman responds to Man Utd talk

Source: Bild

Kingsley Coman was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer as the club attempted to find an alternative option to Jadon Sancho. In the end, they got neither with the club eventually agreeing deals for youngsters Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo with the latter set to join up with the club this month.

Speaking to German publication Bild, Coman admitted he is flattered with the links – but remains fully focused on Bayern Munich.

“It’s good to know that good teams are interested in me, it gives me additional confidence, he said. “But I have a contract here until 2023, I’m just thinking of Bavaria. It’s all good, I’m happy.”

Pochettino ‘eyes Eriksen reunion’

Source: Daily Mail

That’s right,  new Paris Saint-Germain boss Pochettino has reportedly set his sights on a reunion with former Tottenham man Eriksen.

Eriksen has made just 12 Serie A starts since moving to Inter Milan

The Mail claims Eriksen would jump at the chance of a fresh start at the Parc des Princes after a difficult first year in Milan, where he has made just 12 Serie A starts since a £17million move last January.

The Mail report states Pochettino is also keen on Dele Alli but believes that transfer will be more difficult to negotiate.

Alaba to Liverpool?

Source: The Guardian

Liverpool have contacted David Alalaba’s representatives and are reportedly “pushing hard” to make a deal happen this summer.

Jurgen Klopp would benefit from a defender joining this month but he will have to wait to prise Alaba away from Bayern Munich.  The Austrian’s Bayern contract expires in the summer and he has his heart set on a move away from the Allianz Stadium. Liverpool are one of a number of clubs interested in the 28-year-old, but face stern competition from Real Madrid.

The Guardian claims it is Alaba’s “dream” to play for Real while the possibility of Sergio Ramos departing on a free this summer would intensify their need to reinforce the defence.