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That’s according to the Sunday Express who say the Serie A heavyweights are ready to test the Gunners’ resolve.
Ozil looks set to leave north London having failed to agree fresh terms with the club.
The German international snubbed a new deal and is currently sidelined with a knee injury.
Inter can hold talks with him in January about a summer move.
However, the Sunday Express say they’d like to secure his services this term.
It’s suggested Joao Mario could be used as a sweetener to sign the former Real Madrid man.
Arsene Wenger has reportedly been chasing the Portuguese for over a year and the Frenchman might be tempted to do a deal.
Mario, 24, was a member of Portgual’s 2016 European Championship winning side.
However, his form has been erratic and the Sunday Express say Inter are willing to let him leave.
Ozil moved to north London from Real Madrid for £42m in 2013.
But the versatile attacker has often been heavily criticised for his performances – especially in recent seasons.
Arsenal, who take on West Brom on Monday night, are still hoping to persuade the 28-year-old to remain at the club.
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