LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal got the deadline day activity off to a bright start by agreeing a fee with Real Madrid to sign midfield playmaker Mesut Ozil, according to Press Association Sport.
The English Premier League side has been silent in the market thus far this summer with manager Arsene Wenger claiming he will not be spending any crazy money on one player.
However, it is believed that the bid for Ozil was a club-record bid of 50million euros (£42.2m).
It is understood that the 24-year-old German is now having a medical in Germany for the EPL side after he discussed personal terms ahead the proposed transfer move to the Emirates.
Ozil had been linked with moves to Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City but it now seems he will be making a move to join Wenger and the Gunners.
Another Real Madrid player, Angel Di Maria is also on the Arsenal radar.
It is believed that Wenger is also working hard on landing a few more signing with a striker parts of his plans after he had moves for Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney knocked back.
Arsenal are also still interested in signing Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.