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Italian giants Inter Milan have hinted they would not be making a move in the winter transfer window for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.
The German international who is into the last year of his contract at the Emirates has been linked with a host of top European clubs, the Nerazurri who have been credited with an interest in the player by various reports have also been rumoured to be preparing an offer for the midfielder in January.
The Italian club have made a very good start to the season are currently third on the Serie A log behind only Champions Juventus and Napoli.
Though the Nerazurri are understood to keen to build on the good start in order to seal a long awaited return to Europe’s premier club competition, Inter are however not open to the idea of further strengthening the squad in the winter window.
Speaking on his clubs plans for the window, club president Erik Thohir cooled reports linking Ozil with a move to the San Siro whilst also revealing his reservations about signing players mid-season.
First he says on the Özil rumours that they are just “gossip”, and later he goes on to say that he wouldn’t necessarily want to make a move in the winter window anyway, explaining: “Lots of purchases in the winter are not optimal, an example from my time when bringing in Lukas Podolski and Xherdan Shaqiri,” Thohir said, reports sportwitness.co.uk via Daily Cannon
The Italian side’s caution about player’s mid-season arrival coupled with Wenger’s expected reluctance to release the player in January means a deal for Ozil to move to the San Siro in January seems almost impossible.
Unlike the Sanchez situation though, Wenger is understood to remain confident a deal can still be agreed with the World Cup winner to extend his stay at the Emirates beyond the current campaign.