Arsenal fans are growing all the more excitable here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the latest claim from the Daily Mail who think that the deal for Mesut Ozil is getting ever closer.
Things looked like they could not get any better for Gunners fans after yesterday’s victory over big spending rivals Tottenham on Super Sunday, while their manager Arsene Wenger came out and stated he could well have a ‘surprise’ for fans before the window closed shut.
Most took this to mean that Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil, who did not feature at all during Madrid’s game against Athletic Bilbao earlier in the day, was on his way elsewhere.
Real manager Carlo Ancelotti noted that whilst the player was unhappy, this was a fact of life and Ozil would have his chance to work his way back into the team.
This of course was not enough to stop rumours over the German international’s future and talks between the player and Arsenal representatives were thought to be progressing with a view to concluding a deal before the close of the window tonight.
Now it seems that Wenger is prepared to break the bank for the player, and could well make a cheeky bid for Angel Di Maria to boot before the window closes tonight.
As one of our punters quips, Arsenal were offering big money for the player, and Real Madrid are keen to see a deal go though in order to use the profits from Ozil on netting Luis Suarez. The player is currently thought to be undergoing a medical away from Arsenal in his homeland of Germany ahead of the international fixtures – so Sky Sports News claim.