Juventus 'refuse to sign Mesut Ozil for free in January'

Juventus ‘refuse to sign Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil for free in January’…despite the North London club offering to pay half of his £350,000-per-week salary

  • Juventus have turned down the opportunity to sign Mesut Ozil for free in January
  • Arsenal are looking to shed his £350,000-per-week wages amid the pandemic 
  • Arsenal offered to pay half of his salary to push a deal over the line with Juventus 
  • Juventus are among a number of clubs who have rejected the Arsenal outcast 

Juventus have turned down the opportunity to sign Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil for free in January. 

Ozil is keen to leave Arsenal after he was left out of Mikel Arteta’s Premier League and Europa League squads at the start of the season. 

However, the German attacking midfielder has been rejected by various European clubs.

Juventus have turned down the opportunity to sign Mesut Ozil (above) for free in January 

The Gunners have been desperate to shed Ozil’s £350,000-per-week wages amid the financial ramifications of the pandemic.  

Therefore, according to Tuttosport, both Arsenal and Ozil’s agent, Erkut Sogut, have offered the former Real Madrid star to several European clubs. 

Arsenal offered to pay half of his salary to push a deal over the line with Andrea Pirlo’s side

The midfielder has not played since March after being left out of Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads

In order to push a deal over the line in January – six months before the expiration of his contract – Arsenal have offered to pay half of Ozil’s salary if he joins Juventus. 

However, the Italian giants rejected Arsenal offer and turned down the opportunity to sign the 32-year-old.   

Ozil has not played competitive football since March but will continue to pursue a January transfer despite his recent rejections. 




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