Inter, Juve Turned Down Offers
Arsenal have offered Mesut Ozil to two Serie A sides, but his wages are still a problem for any club wanting to take him on.
The Germany international has fallen down the pecking order under Unai Emery and his £350,000-a-week wages are part of the reason Arsenal are hamstrung in the transfer market. Premier League rules state that a club’s wages cannot rise by more than £7million in one year and the £100,000-a-week pay rise the Gunners awarded to Ozil in February last year along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s £300,000 a week mean the club are heading for that limit.
According to the Italian website Calciomercato, Ozil has been offered to Inter Milan and Juventus. Inter were offered the 30-year-old at a reduced wage but have turned down the chance. The club were said to be interested last month in a loan move but were unable to make the figures work. Their Chinese owners were also reluctant to invest in a player who is now seen as being past his best.
It adds that Juventus were also approached but that was last November. The Serie A champions said they weren’t interested.