The Italian media are really trying to convince themselves that Inter Milan have good chances to sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal soon.
The story got big last week, when mistranslated quotes from president Erik Thohir claimed that the German player was a ‘real target’, instead of ‘just gossip’.
Then on Friday morning, newspaper Corriere Dello Sport also reported the interest, making a very discreet mention that the midfielder’s salary would be nearly impossible for Inter Milan to pay.
And the rumour goes on, now with website Calcio Mercato using another half truth to tell why his departure from Arsenal sounds more likely.
They claim that Ozil has been left out of the German squad for the next World Cup Qualifiers match, and that could convince him to leave the Gunners even sooner than expect.
Problem is that they don’t mention that manager Joachim Low said he didn’t call him up because of an injury, and expects the player to be available for Germany soon.
Calcio Mercato also claims that Ozil has decided to leave Arsenal ‘a long time ago’, and although the London side wouldn’t make it any easy for him to move, ‘his will could be decisive’, which would give Inter a chance.
So this story may be growing, but if you stick to the facts from this week, you see that Inter Milan’s interest could be the only truth reported so far.