A round-up of Wednesday’s biggest transfer stories.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy made a late phone call to Real Madrid in an attempt to persuade them not to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal.
Full story: Daily Express.
Manchester United also tried to hijack the deal, as they hoped to beat the Gunners to the German’s signature on deadline day.
Full story: Daily Mirror.
A phone call in German from the multilingual Arsene Wenger is said to have persuaded Ozil to pick Arsenal as his new club.
Full story: The Telegraph.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is still determined to land Ander Herrera and Leighton Baines, and will move for the pair again in January.
Full story: Daily Mail.
New Real Madrid signing Gareth Bale wants to follow in the footsteps of greats like Zinedine Zidane and become a legend at the Bernabeu.
Full story: Sky Sports.