Arsenal ‘tried to offload Ozil in January at cut-price rate’ but nobody would take him


ARSENAL tried to offload Mesut Ozil in the January window — but none of Europe’s top clubs wanted him, according to reports.

The German playmaker was offered to Juventus, but the Italian champions were put off by his £350,000-a-week wage demands.

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Mesut Ozil trained with Arsenal ahead of the Huddersfield clash but did not play

According to Calciomercato, the Old Lady refused to pay such huge figures back in November.

Instead, Aaron Ramsey looks to be heading to Turin next season, with a pre-contract agreement settled between club and player, who can leave North London on a free in the summer.

They also report his agents attempted to woo Inter Milan, knowing that Arsenal would be interested in signing Ivan Perisic.

Perisic, 30, is known to be ready to leave Inter and could head off in the summer.

 Ozil is officially Arsenal's captain but has not played 90 minutes since December 22

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Ozil is officially Arsenal’s captain but has not played 90 minutes since December 22
 Arsenal were keen on a move for Inter star Ivan Perisic in January

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Arsenal were keen on a move for Inter star Ivan Perisic in January
Arsenal fans not impressed with Mesut Ozil’s workrate during training

He has three goals and two assists in Serie A this season after 11 goals and nine assists last season and helping Croatia to the World Cup final.

Ozil missed Arsenal’s clash with Huddersfield due to illness, which is the seventh time he has been ill since the start of 2017.

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The 30-year-old trained with his Gunners team-mates on Friday, with the club uploading footage to YouTube.

But Unai Emery chose not to include him in the squad.

Arsenal are fifth in the table after they beat Huddersfield 2-1 on Saturday and leapfrogged Chelsea without kicking a ball, by virtue of the Blues’ woeful 6-0 defeat to Man City.

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