According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, Juventus do not hold an interest in signing Mesut Ozil from Arsenal in the January transfer window, despite speculation.
Ozil’s last competitive appearance for the Gunners came in the final Premier League match before the lockdown, with the superstar also not having made a single matchday squad since the end of June.
Arsenal’s decision to make the playmaker their highest-paid player on £350,000-a-week as part of a new three-and-half-year deal in January 2018, as per BBC Sport, has proved to be a nightmare one.
Romano’s findings that Juventus are not in fact keen on Ozil are a massive blow to the Gunners, who would be hoping to offload the ace before he can walk on a free in the coming summer.
It had already emerged that the World Cup winner does not wish to leave the north London outfit before his contract expires, due to the finances at stake and also perhaps the club’s treatment of him.
Confirmed and set to be completed soon. Sead Kolasinac leaves Arsenal on loan to join Schalke until June, here we go ??
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 31, 2020
Ozil was cast aside for lengthy periods of Unai Emery’s reign after Arsene Wenger’s exit, the attacking midfielder did return to the fold when Mikel Arteta initially took charge but has been left out once again.
Now the situation is much more dire though, Ozil is not even part of the north London outfit’s Premier League or Europa League squads this time around, he hasn’t been named in a matchday squad for a run that now’s extended to 36 competitive games.