Transfer news: Ozil Fenerbahce hint, Tottenham double swoop, – football gossip
Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil has dropped his strongest hint yet he could be on his way to Fenerbahce.
AC Milan meanwhile have been linked with a move for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori while Tottenham are being linked with a double swoop as the January Transfer Window continues to gather momentum.
Elsewhere, Dayot Upamecano looks poised to make a January move as Bayern target the Frenchman as a replacement for David Alaba.
Ozil names next destinations
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Mesut Ozil has fuelled talk of a move to Fenerbahce after insisting they are the only Turkish club he would be willing to sign for.
Frozen out of the Arsenal first-team under Mikel Arteta, Ozil has been strongly linked with a move away from the Emirates this month with Fenerbahce and MLS side DC United holding talks with the playmaker.
Responding during a Twitter Q&A, Twitter wrote: “I grew up as a Fenerbahce fan as a kid in Germany – every German-Turkish person supports a Turkish team when they grow up in Germany. And mine was Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country.”
After being asked if he will continue his career when his contract with Arsenal ends, he added: “I definitely will. There are two countries I want to play football in before I retire: Turkey and United States. If I went to Turkey, I could only go to Fenerbahce.”
Milan contact Chelsea over Tomori move
Source: Fabrizio Romano
Fikayo Tomori is on AC Milan’s January transfer list, according to reports.
After breaking into the first-team last season, Tomori has struggled for game time this season with Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva now Frank Lampard’s preferred pairing at the back.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Milan have contacted Chelsea over the possibility of a move this month with Tomori thought to be receptive over a move to the San Siro.
Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan is Milan’s first choice target this month but should they be unable to pull off that deal they will move for Tomori.
Tottenham chase Gonzalez
Source: The Athletic
Tottenham have reportedly joined Leeds and Juventus in the hunt for Stuttgart winger Nicolas Gonzalez.
The 22-year-old grabbed a goal and an assist in Stuttgart’s win over Augsburg on Sunday. Gonzales, who has five goals this term, is contracted until 2024 with the Bundesliga club.
The report claims Stuttgart will hold out for a fee in the region of €30million. Spurs are said to have held preliminary talks but face competition from Juventus and Leeds.
Upamecano to Bayern?
Bayern Munich are reportedly in advanced talks over a January deal for Dayot Upamecano.
Marca claims Bayern are poised to trigger Upamecano’s £40million release clause this month.
The Bundesliga champions are set to lose David Alaba on a free transfer in the summer and Hansi Flick is keen to get a replacement through the door.
Alaba is said to have his sights set firmly on a move to Real Madrid depite links to Liverpool.
Spurs eye Militao loan deal
Source: Corriere dello Sport
Tottenham have reportedly contacted Real Madrid over a possible loan move for Eder Militão.
The Brazilian defender joined Real from Porto for a significant fee in 2019 but is no longer part of the club’s plans having played just 134 minutes in LaLiga this term.
Militiao has been linked with Roma, AC Milan and Inter but Corriere dello Sport claims Spurs are now pressing ahead, and keen to negotiate a loan deal with the option of making the agreement permanent.