Inter Milan chairman Erick Thohir has confirmed that the Serie A club are interested in signing Mesut Ozil.
Contrary to other reports that emerged this week claiming that Inter had turned down the chance to sign Ozil, Thohir has revealed that the Italian are definitely interested in the 28-year-old.
“He [Ozil] is definitely one of those players we are looking at but the last January signings of [Lukas] Podolski and [Xherdan] Shaqiri proves winter signings can be fail to live up to expectations,” Inter’s minority owner said.
“We have many new players already, we have tried to build the best possible team with the resources we had.”
Firstly, there were reports that Inter are unhappy with Joao Mario’s recent form despite the 24-year-old already assisting four goals in six appearances this season. This rumour then progressed into the Serie A side looking to include Mario in a swap deal for Ozil.
Then, it emerged that Inter, as well as other Italian clubs, had allegedly turned down the chance to sign the playmaker, which sounded bizarre in itself.
Well, now Thohir has confirmed that Inter do indeed want Ozil.
The Germany international has under a year left on his current deal and while many suspected he was far more likely to stay in north London than Alexis Sanchez, we’re now not so sure.
Arsene Wenger recently revealed that talks over Ozil’s new contract have stalled, claiming that this was because the team are too busy concentrating on new season, but my gut feeling is that this isn’t the case. Of course, I could be wrong.