Arsenal & Man United
Once again on Sunday, the fact that the transfer window is firmly shut has failed to stop the transfer rumours spreading.
The Mirror has attracted plenty of attention for claiming that an Arsenal “rebel” is hoping to switch to Man United.
One of the deals which never happened in the summer was Alexis Sanchez’s departure from Arsenal to Man City.
Man City tried to secure the Chilean on transfer deadline day, but the deal collapsed as Arsenal failed to land Thomas Lemar from Monaco.
As it stands, Alexis Sanchez will be a free agent at the end of the season. Few believe he’ll remain at Arsenal.
And last week Gooners were told by the Sun that Jose Mourinho is keen on signing Sanchez.
Indeed, the Manchester United boss has been quoted a £25 million signing-on fee to land the South American star.
Mesut Ozil to Old Trafford
Ozil, like Sanchez, will be a free agent at the end of the season. The Mirror tell their readers the following:
Arsenal contract rebel Mezut Ozil is hoping for a shock move to Manchester United.
(The) Sunday Mirror Sport can reveal that Ozil’s advisors have put out feelers over a potential move to Manchester United and the feedback has been encouraging.
But is the story true?
Ozil has previously revealed how he fell out with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
Earlier in the year, Ozil released his new autobiography: “The Magic of the Game”.
Ozil revealed how Mourinho cussed him out at the Santiago Bernabeu in an attempt to get the German World Cup winner to up his game. The story went as follows:
‘You think two beautiful passes are enough,’ cried Mourinho. ‘You think you’re so good that fifty percent is enough.’
Oh, are you giving up now? You’re such a coward. What do you want? To creep under the beautiful, warm shower? Shampoo your hair? To be alone? Or do you want to prove to your fellow players, the fans out there, and me, what you can do.’