Today’s rumours are going out tonight

Perusing the Turkish papers this morning as it invariably does in the interests of thoroughness, the Rumour Mill couldn’t help but notice speculation linking Arsenal outcast Mesut Özil with a potentially lucrative move to Saudi Arabia, where Al-Nassr are reported to have offered him a contract worth £15m per annum. Despite being frozen out by Mikel Arteta, Özil has already made it abundantly clear he has no intention of leaving Arsenal before his £350,000-per-week contract expires next summer, which suggests the Riyadh-based club are whistling in the wind.

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