Bayern Munich are the latest club reportedly keen on signing Mesut Ozil.
According to the Gambling Times, Bayern could look to bring the Germany international back to his home country next summer. However, they also say that it’s unlikely that the Bundesliga giants would be able to go up against the other teams interested financially.
Back in July, it was rumoured that the 28-year-old was demanding £280k-per-week. There aren’t many clubs that can afford that.
Bayern do have an advantage in that they can open talks with the playmaker in January, whereas English clubs, such as United, have to wait until the summer when his contract runs out with Arsenal.
Other than the connection to Germany, however, there doesn’t appear to be much substance to the report.
Barcelona, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Fenerbahce have all been linked as well.
Barca doesn’t seem that likely as they’re his former club’s bitter rivals. Although you never know.
The United link is apparently nonsense; Jose Mourinho is said to be happy with his current midfield options.
And comments from Inter’s chairman were mistranslated.
Fenerbahce is an interesting shout because they reportedly pay Robin van Persie £240k-per-week, so in theory they could have the money to cough up Ozil’s wages. The 28-year-old’s parents are Turkish and he’s allegedly said himself that he supports the team…
We’ll have to see.