Ozil has said he would rather play in England if he were to leave Real Madrid (which he doesn't want to do). A big moment for Arsenal to decide whether to smash their wage structure as well as their record transfer fee.
For all those asking about United...Manchester Evening News reporting that Manchester United will sign 3 players today.
Well, well. Some big Arsenal news...
Firstly, previous target Joshua Guilavogui has joined Atletico Madrid from Saint-Etienne for £8.5 million.
But, more pressingly, Arsenal correspondent for the Daily Mirror, John Cross, claims that the Mesut Ozil transfer to Arsenal is complete. A permanent deal.
As we thought. Sky sources say Fabio Borini is having a medical at Sunderland ahead of a loan move from Liverpool.
If this Ozil deal does go through, it will nearly TREBLE Arsenal's transfer record. Remarkable how they have held out spending big for so long.
Keep the faith cymon! Deals still alive for three of those four players!
DONE DEAL - Crystal Palace announce the signing of right-back Jack Hunt from Huddersfield.
@GT - Senior Arsenal reporter John Cross suggests that Ozil is a done deal, yes. But don't take anything for granted on deadline day until it is officially announced and he has his photo done holding the shirt!
@Nick T - Arsenal still interested in Di Maria also. Ozil is the main target but Wenger would not be against signing them both.
@Geoffrey - Wenger is a big fan of Mata and if he became available then he would definitely make a move. Well, that was before this potential Ozil deal. He felt that Chelsea would not be willing to sell to a Premier League rival, especially when Mourinho said they wanted to keep him. Has switched focus to La Liga now.
@Sydney - United have got money, but not managed to persuade their targets to sign yet.
Always thought that would be a problem. Ferguson was a massive draw, not many outside of England know too much about Moyes.
@steve - I agree Fellaini isn't really a Man Utd type of player. But with the likes of first choice targets Fabregas not coming to fruition, Moyes would rather get Fellaini than no-one. Although if they spend more than previous release clause which I believe stood at around £23.5 million until it expired at the end of July, then it proves he wasn't the top target.
Reports last night and this morning suggested Arsenal were closing in on a £10 million deal for Hernandez. Watch this space on that one.