Inter Milan president Erick Thohir says he doubts his club will make a move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window, but he admits they are considering the German international as a potential signing.
The 28 year old can speak to foreign clubs in January about a potential free transfer next summer, but the Gunners may look to sell the player instead before his contract expires. Thohir was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that he is reluctant to spend in January after previous failures:
“He [Ozil] is definitely one of those players we are looking at but the last January signings of [Lukas] Podolski and [Xherdan] Shaqiri proves winter signings can fail to live up to expectations.”
Earlier this month, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed that contract talks had not completely broken down with Ozil but he confirmed that discussions had slowed down since the start of the season.
The playmaker has been suffering from a knee injury in recent weeks, and he only returned to first team action on Monday night against West Bromwich Albion as a substitute.