Report: Milan could open talks with agent of Arsenal star; one major obstacle exists

By Oliver Fisher -

Mesut Ozil is a January target for AC Milan however there is one major obstacle holding up a deal, according to a report.

Ozil has struggled for game time this season and is seemingly out of favour under manager Unai Emery, having played just 142 minutes of competitive action in all competitions.

A recent report from claimed that the Rossoneri are among the admirers of Ozil, who has amassed 43 goals and 74 assists in 233 competitive appearances for the Gunners.

Now, an update from claims that Milan and rivals Inter are interested in the possibility of signing Ozil, and could reach out to his entourage soon.

However, there is a ‘considerable obstacle to be overcome’: the former Real Madrid player earns around €17million-a-year and therefore a clear cut in his salary would be necessary.

Current Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis of course worked at the Emirates Stadium at the time when Ozil was signed, and is likely still well connected to his former club.

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