Former Arsenal Chief Executive Gazidis took up a similar role with the Serie A side last year following the departure of Arsene Wenger 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 San Siro next summer, but Gazidis is against the idea of signing the former Real Madrid 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 the Emirates.