AC Milan are planning on making an approach for the out-of-favor Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil in the January transfer session
After a disappointing start to the 2019/20 season, the Rossoneri have dismissed head coach, Marco Giampaolo, appointing Stefano Pioli as the new chief of staff.
Giampaolo made some poor choices during the summer, including a decision not to sign a creative playmaker that the club has been short of ever since Clarence Seedorf and Andrea Pirlo left Lombardy.
Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini now intend to rectify their past mistake by bringing Mesut Ozil to the Stadio San Siro, according to Sempremilan.
However, the German’s salary of £350,000-a-week is a major stumbling block in this operation, and the Milanese giants have to figure out a way to overcome that.
Milan CEO, Ivan Gazidis, who previously operated as chief executive at Arsenal, could “work something out” as a significant pay cut in the 30-year-old’s deal will be required.
With Inter Milan still lurking in the shadows, Ozil could find himself in the center of a bidding war between the city rivals, who are looking to provide him with an escape route from the Emirates.
As for the Gunners, they have already informed the player about their desire to cut ties with him after Unai Emery publicly announced Ozil doesn’t deserve to be part of the first team.