Inter Milan are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, according to reports in the English media.
The former German international missed out on the 4-2 win over Tottenham yesterday due to back spasms, but rumours have persisted that the 30-year-old is not on the best of terms with manager Unai Emery.
Ozil was benched for the 2-1 win over Bournemouth a couple of weeks ago, and his absence from the squad for the North London derby has added to speculation that his time at the Emirates could be coming to an end.
With the midfielder’s £350,000 a week wage making it problematic for many clubs to afford his salary, Inter are believed to be one of the few teams that could accommodate him financially.
The Nerazzurri are owned by Chinese consortium the Suning Group, who also own Super League side Jiangsu Suning, and have the resources to meet Ozil’s demands.
Speculation may die down again if Ozil returns to the starting eleven against Manchester United on Wednesday night but rumours about the German’s departure are not going away.