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Mourinho Tells Mesut Ozil Via Text He’ll Make ‘Every Effort’ To Sign Him This Summer

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made contact with Mesut Ozil to inform the playmaker he’ll make ‘every effort’ to sign him from Arsenal at the end of the season.

The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, does Jose Mourinho want Mesut Ozil this summer?


There are some interesting reports circulating this afternoon claiming that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made contact with Mesut Ozil to inform the playmaker he’ll make ‘every effort’ to sign him from Arsenal this summer.

Ozil played under Mourinho at Real Madrid and played a key role in the side that lifted the La Liga title in 2011/12 to establish himself as one of the best playmakers in Europe.

The 25-year-old then made a shock £42m move to Arsenal on deadline day back in September and after a promising start to life in north London, he’s recently come under strong criticism following some lackluster display’s.

Ozil headed back to Germany on Sunday to spend some time with his family after being given an extended break by boss Arsene Wenger, but it seems he’s also got an ally a little closer to home with reports in Spain claiming that Jose Mourinho still keeps in touch with the attacker.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Mourinho has been sending Ozil messages of support in recent days advising him to ignore the criticism and telling the player he will make ‘every effort’ to take him to Chelsea this summer.

“Mourinho loves to keep in touch with his former players, sending them messages and this is what has been done with Özil.”

“Mou has told the German to ignore the strong criticism he’s getting for his poor performances at Arsenal and will make every effort to sign him” AS reports.

If this report is accurate, it will not go down too well in north London and will do little to repair the strained relationship that Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho already have. The Chelsea boss was full of praise for Ozil following Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal in the Capital One Cup earlier in the season, saying after the game:

“Mesut and the evolution of the other players can transform Arsenal into champions.

“Mesut is a phenomenal player. He’s one of these players that you buy to complete the puzzle of your team. You don’t need time, you need nothing. The player just arrives. You have an empty space waiting for him, you put the player there and you know automatically that your team becomes better.

“He arrived, Arsene gave him the shirt, he immediately started playing and immediately the team became better.

“It’s impossible to stop him for the entire game as these kinds of players always have a moment, or couple of moments, where you cannot stop them and they end up showing why they are so good.” [source: International Business Times]

The Portuguese coach also raised a few eyebrows after running on the pitch at the final whistle to ask for the playmakers No.11 shirt and giving him a prolonged hug.

Surely this is the sort of thing that could have waited until the players were down the tunnel or in the dressing room? But it seems Mourinho wanted to make his affection for Ozil very public and perhaps we now know why; because he wants to tempt him to swap Arsenal for Chelsea this summer.

But will anything come of this? Well, Arsenal are no longer a side that needs to sell their best players every year and now have the finances to compete for the top players. They are also making huge strides on the pitch, currently only sitting one point off Chelsea in second place in the table, so although Mourinho may be keen on taking him to Stamford Bridge, I really don’t see Ozil leaving the Emirates any time soon.

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What do Arsenal and Chelsea fans make of this? Share your views below…



  1. deejay

    February 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    there is no way Ozil will go to a smaller club. chelsea are absolute sc*m

  2. Emmanuel

    February 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    What an intolerable proposition!! Has Mesut not a 4-year contract with Arsenal which is just into its first year? Is Mesut unaware of the great rivalry between the two London clubs? Are Arsenal willing to put up Mesut Ozil for sale after just 1 year at the club? I think Arsenal fans have tolerated many misbehaviours from the club’s Board and Wenger in recent past, this would be one they wouldn’t be prepared to tolerate. This report can only be poopooed as there can be no substance in it.

  3. Almisbah dauda

    February 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Hahahaha! Ozil to chelsea? What a nonsensense.

  4. fatboy gooney

    February 25, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Arsenal should put in a complaint to the FA,
    Moaninho tapping up Ozil.
    Shameless little c##t.

  5. Millz

    February 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    The source of this is the ever realiable AS so it must be true!

  6. Viennagunner

    February 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    He should try for the begining,with let’s say 50m plus Hazard.

  7. B-n nwanekwu nnanwa

    February 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I m not so soprise, if chelsea can let sombody lile juan and meriles, so no player is ungoable.

    • Baz G

      February 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Ungoable ? I don’t think they’d allow that on countdown, well done for trying though, I tip my cap to you, priceless.

  8. B-n nwanekwu nnanwa

    February 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I m not so soprise, if chelsea can let sombody like juan mata and meriles, so no player is ungoable.

  9. suberu mohammed

    February 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Mourinho took ozil to real mardried, there is nothing wrong if he come to chelsea in the summer.

  10. Linda

    February 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Incredible! I find it hard to believe Mourinho would have the audacity to text such a stupid promissory and possibly incriminating text. However, it would be unwise of me to off-handedly refute the story in the light of the following recent revelations about the Special One:

    1. He allegedly called Sjneider of Galatysaray trying to get team info on the sly after Chelsea has been drawn against the Turkish team.

    2. Carelessly he bubbled spiteful and hurtful views about his three strikers, in particular, E’to whose age seem to be doubted by his Manager. Officially he is 32 but Mourinho suggests he might be 35.

    3. He recently acted as judge Dredd throwing a fellow manager’s performance record into an incenarator. His ‘no comment’ stance/resolve to media questions lasted only one session because his next he surely put his footy in his mouth by letting the world know what he thinks of his three strikers (this is the same man who discarded the likes of Sturridge and Lukaku as undesirables and not special enough for his team.)

    If the text to Ozil does exist then the Special One should be charged with tapping up another club’s player. If he did indeed try to turn Sjneider into a snitch, as the player claims, he should be charged with football espionage which should be tantamount to industry treason.

    On a serious note: FA and EUFA must investigate these stories, clear the man or charge him

    • blue lion

      February 26, 2014 at 8:21 am

      How the hell did mou sold sturridge? Did u smoke weed? Mr grammatical nonsense . Idiot of the highest order

      • wam

        February 26, 2014 at 10:33 am

        Blue Lion, you read all that and you only find the Sturridge part incorrect? cool. You must agree that your manager is scum 🙂

  11. hk

    February 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    ozil has the term on the contract if no trophy he will move.The problem is wenger who repeat the formation which is the disaster to the team and players.

  12. eddie

    February 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    my arsenal whats wrong with you?you sold van persie to united,the repercussions where negative,now this time you want to sell to Chelsea again a rival.i pray to GOD that this should not happen this time

  13. Enock Silungwe

    February 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    ozil hes not going no whr

  14. hk

    February 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    ozil buy out clause £70 million.

  15. Oye

    February 25, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Let him have Ozil. Either Cazorla or Ozil has to go this offseason, you can’t have two offensive talents on the pitch at the same time that are minus’ on the defensive end. Not in the EPL, it is a strategy that will secure only failure. Unless of course 4th is success.

  16. Andrew

    February 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Mayb you’d like to tell us how you know that he sent this text message, let alone it’s content. Did you manage to get hold of Mourinho’s itemised bill?

    Before you do that though, you should probably learn how to use apostrophes:
    “…following some lackluster display’s”

  17. Cheadle

    February 26, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Even though this story is just a block of s**t. Hypothetically, I would say no problem, the opening bid is set at 80,000,001. Also I need to ask what are they smoking at the Bridge?

  18. blue lion

    February 26, 2014 at 8:26 am

    @ cheadie, they smoke ur mama p*ssy …

    • Arsene

      February 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Blue Lion-You are a c**t of the highest order.

  19. Jordan gooner

    February 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Its not even April fools day. This is a non story!!

  20. YY

    February 26, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Blue lion, glory hunter unknown before Roman, stop spitting verm here. Mourhino will never be sold Ozil – not after the bs he is constantly aiming towards the only man with power at Arsenal

  21. Nuhu musa

    February 26, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Losers,that’s what gunners are

  22. Last suka

    February 26, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Mou he’s mad!Y is he owez talking about Arsenal?After o he’s not a gd coach he owez goes 4 big names & big cash.Mourinho useless animal i’ve naver seen b4.

  23. Nuhu musa

    February 26, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Its not a surprise fela’s,things hapen off pitch that is hard to believe,bt to be frank,mou & ozil are best of frnds,bt lets pray its nt true,bt if it is?wel time shal tel

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