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End of an era as Ozil set to depart

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The Mesut Ozil era at Arsenal is finally about to end. That is following the reaching of an agreement between the club and his representatives over an early termination of his contract, allowing him to complete his move to Fenerbahçe in Turkey. The news has been greeted with mixed emotions by Gunners fans, some of whom regret the way he ...

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Chelsea outcast set for Turkish loan

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Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater is on the verge of sealing a loan move to Turkish side Kasimpas for the rest of the season.. The former England midfielder has endured a miserable time since signing for Chelsea from Leicester City in 2017 in a £35 million deal, playing just 23 competititive fixtures for them in that period. Last season had he ...

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Arsenal ready to buy out Ozil contract

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Arsenal have begun talks to buy out the rest of Mesut Ozil’s contract. The Gunners secured a £120 million loan from the Bank of England earlier this week under the current corporate Covid reconstruction scheme, and could use part of that money to pay off the German World Cup winner. Ozil’s time at the Emirates looks like it could be ...

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Ozil in talks with two clubs

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Mesut Ozil is in talks with several clubs and could leave Arsenal during the transfer window. Reports in Turkey suggest that he could be about to sign a three-year deal to join Fenerbahçe, which will bring an end to his Arsenal nightmare. Alternatively, he is also in talks with MLS side DC United, who have made him an attractive offer ...

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Sokratis gets Genoa offer

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Arsenal’s Greek defender Sokratis Papastathapoulos is a man in demand. He has been contacted by Serie A side Genoa who have made an offer to sign the centre-back who played for them between 2008 and 2010. He is being lined up as an alternative to Denis Vavos whose proposed transfer from Lazio has collapsed because of injury concerns. Reports from ...

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Another defender set for Arsenal departure

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Greek international Sokratis Papastathopoulos is the latest man set to depart Arsenal in the January window, following in the footsteps of Bosnian full-back Sead Kolasinac who has already re-joined former club Schalke on loan for the rest of the season. Reports from Turkey suggest that Sokratis has reached an agreement with Super Lig side Fenerbahçe, and that he has now ...

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Ozil negotiating with Turkish club

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Mesut Ozil is negotiating a move to Turkish club Fenerbahçe that would see him take a massive pay cut to £150,000 a week. However, that deal will not happen until his current contract with Arsenal comes to an end in the summer, meaning that, in the meantime, his continued presence at the Emirates poses a dilemma for Mikel Arteta. Despite ...

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FIFA reveals drop in transfer spending

FIFA have released figures for the amount of money spent on clubs worldwide on summer transfers, and it has shown a sharp drop due to the pandemic.  The overall number of transfers was also down. They reveal that US $9.2 billion was spent by clubs worldwide between June 1st and October 5th, the date that most transfer windows closed. That compares ...

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Moses linked with Russia loan

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Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is being lined-up with a loan move to Spartak Moscow, provided that he passes a medical in the Russian capital first. The Nigerian still has a year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and he is likely to sign a one-year contract extension with the Stamford Bridge side first. That will help protect the ...

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Karius close to German loan move

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is close to joining Bundesliga club Union Berlin on a season-long loan. The 27-year-old has not played for the Anfield side since his ill-fated appearance in the 2018 Champions League final against Real Madrid, and subsequently moved to Turkish side Beşiktaş on a two-year long loan. That arrangement though was ended early in May in a ...

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