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Transfer news: Tottenham block Dele Alli exit, Ozil update – football gossip

By Tom Dutton

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Published: 0:07, 15 January 2021

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has given the clearest indication yet that Mesut Ozil is set to leave the club this month.

Arteta was speaking after the Gunners’ stalemate against Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on Thursday when he confirmed technical director Edu has held talks about a possible move.

Elsewhere, Dele Alli may be forced to stay at Tottenham despite reports PSG have made him their priority target this month.

Spurs ‘blocking Alli move’

Source: Daily Mail

Tottenham are reportedly refusing to let Alli seal a move away from the club this month.

The 24-year-old has made just four Premier League appearances for Spurs this term after falling down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.

Alli has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this month, with his former manager Mauricio Pochettino now in charge of the Ligue 1 champions. However, the Daily Mail claims Daniel Levy is blocking the player’s path due to Giovani Lo Celso’s injury.

The midfielder has a contract at Tottenham until 2024.

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AC Milan close in on Tomori

Source: Gianluca Di Marzio

AC Milan have reportedly made Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori a top priority this month following Mohamed Simakan’s injury.

Gianluca Di Marzio claims talks are advanced over a loan move with the option to buy. Chelsea are said to want a €30million but Milan are attempting to bring that figure down.

Ozil talks confirmed

Fenerbahce sporting director Emre Belozoglu has claimed Mesut Ozil is “closer than ever” to joining the club.

Emre said: “We had a meeting with him and his agent. It’s happening slowly, but Mesut is closer than ever to Fenerbahce. The fact that Mesut’s childhood dream is still alive and Fenerbahce has such a dream has made this step so close for the first time.”

Ozil has been frozen out by Mikel Arteta this term and the Arsenal manager confirmed “there are some conversations, but nothing concrete” when asked about a potential move for the 32-year-old on Thursday night.

Arsenal interested in Neto move

Source: Sky Sports

Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona goalkeeper Neto, according to reports.

Mikel Arteta revealed this week the club are looking to bring in a new goalkeeper, admitting summer signing Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson has struggled in his role at Bernd Leno’s understudy.

Arteta said of the late decision to bring in Runarsson: “We didn’t have much time to do what we really wanted to do and we decided to assess the situation now in this window, which is what we are trying to do, and we will make a decision about how we want to move forward in those three positions in the goalkeeping area.”

Sky Sports now claim 31-year-old Neto, Barcelona’s second choice shot stopper behind Marc Andre Ter-Stegen, is now being considered by the club. Barca however are likely to demand a fee of at least £18.6m, according to the report.