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Arsenal pushing to close deal for Real Madrid playmaker Ozil

Arsenal remain in negotiations with Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil today.

Marca says Ozil wants to stay with Real rather than leave for England.

However, the Daily Mail reports the question of Ozil's future came to a head after coach Carlo Ancelotti was told to make a choice between him and winger Angel Di Maria.

After paying a world record fee for Gareth Bale, Real president Florentino Perez made it clear some funds had to be recouped and that either Ozil or Di Maria should go.

The former Chelsea boss indicated he would rather keep Di Maria, leaving Ozil to ponder whether he might be better off, after all, at The Emirates.

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