Manchester United confident of agreeing deal to sign Mesut Ozil

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been left out of Germany's squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers

'Ozil won't leave in January' - Inter rule out winter bid for Arsenal playmaker

Arsenal will look to cash in on Mesut Ozil this January, with Inter Milan showing a keen interest in the midfielder.

The 28-year-old's current deal runs out at the end of the season, and with talks at an impasse as he has continues to show no real willingness to remain at the Emirates beyond this campaign, United are now planning to try and sign him.

And with no indication that the Germany global will be putting pen to paper any time soon, Inter's interest may persuade Arsenal to agree to a winter move. This comes after Ozil turned down a £275,000-a-week deal at Arsenal, as he is said to be holding out for £350k.

But the Mirror states that "there has been no concrete interest or offers, and his options would appear to be limited for the value of contract he wants".

The Chile global was thought to be open to a move to Pep Guardiola's side, while the forward's representatives were even reported to have reached out to Manchester United.

He was also linked with Barcelona in the summer, but they are still keen on a move for Philippe Coutinho and may wait for him to become available.

Arsenal have made nine changes from their Europa League win over BATE Borisov for Sunday's Premier League meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Mourinho consistently spoke about his determination to sign a creative player and Ozil could fit the bill.

- Steve Cotterill is the latest man in charge at Birmingham City, and the Birmingham Mail writes that Blues owners Trillion Trophy Asia have vowed to back him all the way in the transfer market.

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