Date: 18th January 2019 at 8:55pm
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AC ’s chiefs and are in dispute over making a move for Mesut Ozil.

Former Chief Executive Gazidis took up a similar role with the side last year following the departure of and played a pivotal role in negotiating the club-record £350,000-a-week deal for Ozil, whose future at the club now looks uncertain under Unai Emery.

The German playmaker has not featured since Boxing Day for the Gunners and was left out last weekend against West Ham due to ‘tactical’ reasons.

Emery has reportedly told Ozil to look for a new club at the end of the season and, according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport (via Metro) the 30-year-old has been offered to AC Milan.

AC Milan’s Sporting Strategy and Development Director Maldini is understood to be interested in bringing Ozil the next summer, but Gazidis is against the idea of signing the former playmaker and would rather see the Serie A club focus their attention more on young and upcoming talent.

Ozil has also reportedly been offered to Juventus and Inter Milan this month, while clubs in Turkey continue to monitor his situation at .