Juventus have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil on a six-month loan deal.
Italian outlet Tuttosport claim Juve have had contact with the German’s entourage and Arsenal are prepared to let him leave for free.
The German could be tempted by a chance to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo
The report adds that the Gunners are also willing to pay a portion of Ozil’s mammoth £350,000-a-week salary to facilitate a move.
A switch to Juventus would allow the playmaker to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo with the pair forming a formidable partnership at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese was memorably angry about Ozil’s 2013 move to England while the latter has hailed CR7 as one of the best of all time.
He told Arsenal’s official website back in 2018: “Another thing people always ask me about is what it was like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and all I can say is that I’ve never seen a person like him.
“I really enjoyed playing with him because he made me better on the pitch and he’s a great guy off it, too. I gave him loads of assists and he doesn’t need me to remind him of that!
“It was easy to play with him because you didn’t need to create a lot of chances. Even if I just gave him two passes, he would score two goals and that’s why he’s one of the greatest footballers who’s ever lived.”
Ozil has not played football since March and was axed from both of Arsenal’s 25-man squads for the top flight and Europa League.
In his absence, Arsenal have won just once in their last eight Premier League matches and have slid to 15th in the table.
But according to his agent, Ozil’s agent insisted he will stay for the remaining six months of his contract.
Mikel Arteta has since opened the door to that possibility as he has the option to re-register the 32-year-old in January.
And SunSport revealed that senior Arsenal stars are reportedly hoping to see Ozil recalled to the team next month.