Juventus have reportedly entered the race for Mesut Ozil, and could make an approach for the Germain international this month.
According to Calciomercato, Juve are keen to bring Ozil and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen on board. The report claims the Serie A club’s CEO, Giuseppe Marotta, has been tracking Ozil for some time.
Although Eriksen has until June 2020 on his Spurs contract, the German only has six months on his, and he’s yet to put pen to paper on an extension. In fact, rumours surrounding the 29-year-old’s future have gone worryingly quiet.
The playmaker has already been linked with Manchester United, where he could reunite with ex-Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, and his former La Liga rivals Barcelona.
Considering Alexis Sanchez seems to be United-bound, I highly doubt Arsenal would sell Ozil to them as well. If he does want to join the Red Devils, he’ll probably have to wait until the end of the season when he’ll be a free transfer.
Meanwhile, the Catalans have just spent £140m on Philippe Coutinho. In theory, this leaves Juve in the driver’s seat to sign Ozil, but of course it’s also down to the Arsenal midfielder.