Sami Khedira wants Mesut Ozil at Juventus

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Juventus hope to convince Mesut Ozil to join them this summer by using the presence of his international team-mate Sami Khedira, reports Tuttosport.

The Italian newspaper originally announced the potential transfer on Friday morning, suggesting that the Gunners playmaker will be at the top of their transfer list if Paul Pogba leaves.

They are ready to launch a £29m bid, giving Arsene Wenger the chance to cash in on his record signing after two uninspiring season in north London.


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Ozil, who started to rekindle some of his best form towards the end of last season, may not be willing to give up life in the Premier League just yet.

Khedira friendship

But Juventus will ask Khedira, who himself signed for Juventus this summer after leaving Real Madrid on a free transfer, to try and convince his friend to join him in Turin.

Khedira and Ozil share a close relationship thanks to their affiliation with the German national team, but both thrived whilst playing for Real Madrid.

Unlikely deal

But Juventus will first have to agree a transfer fee with Arsenal and may struggle to convince them to accept their opening £29m offer.

The Gunners forked out around £42m to sign him in 2013 and, despite seeing his stock fall since then, will probably not accept a £13m hit on their investment.

Juventus have since sent an intermediary to London to try and gauge whether or not Ozil is really content with life in London and may have to call it quits if the 26-year-old decides not to ask for a transfer.

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