Transfer news, rumors: Ozil wants Arsenal stay, PSG signs Dani Alves
Dani Alves has no shortage of options
With the transfer window open and buzzing, we take a look at some of the transfer rumors and news around the world of soccer, from Major League Soccer to Europe.
Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal
Speaking to Arsenal's official website, midfielder Mesut Ozil said he wants to stay in London. Linked with a move away from the Gunners, the German internatiional said he wants to team up with Alexis Sanchez and lead Arsenal to glory this upcoming season.
"It is definitely my preference to stay," he said. "It is such a great club and I have always said that I feel very good at Arsenal.
Well, music to the ears of Arsenal fans. Keeping Ozil is crucial to the team's creativity in attack, which should be stellar with the addition of Alexandre Lacazette. With him wanting to stay, and with Lacazette incorporated and Alexis Sanchez possibly staying, Arsenal fans have some reasons to be really excited for this upcoming season.
Dani Alves joins PSG
After leaving Juventus, Dani Alves has been linked to many clubs, but the two favorites have long been Manchester City and PSG. And the French giants have won his services.
On Wednesday morning, PSG announced the signing of the former Juventus and Barcelona man.
Now, when you look at PSG's roster, the move makes a bunch of sense. The club has many Brazil international teammates of Alves' like Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Lucas Moura, so there will certainly be an instant comfort level for the player. Plus, PSG likes to get forward in numbers and has a better overall defense than City (except for that Barcelona game), giving Alves more chances to join in on the attack.
United after Perisic
Manchester United is closing in on the signing of Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic for $57.9 million, according to The Guardian. The Red Devils are in the United States for their preseason tour, with Inter preparing for its preseason in China. United is hopeful of completing the deal for the 28-year-old winger, who has 20 goals in 79 matches for the Italian club.
If he does join, he'll be an instant starter on the wing, teaming up with new striker Romelu Lukaku in United's new-look attack.
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