Arsenal have made a £40million offer for Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil but could face a battle with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United on the last day of the transfer window.

The Germany star was left on the bench for Real’s 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday as was Manchester United’s other target Athletic midfielder Ander Herrera.

Ozil looked frustrated as he sat next to Iker Casillas on the bench and privately has made it clear he wants to leave the Bernabeu with his place under threat from Gareth Bale.

Arsenal opened talks on Friday and are willing to meet Ozil’s £180000-a-week wage demands to bring in a world-class player and appease fans.

However they face competition from Paris Saint-Germain who made an enquiry on Sunday and United who are considering a U-turn after initially saying Ozil was not the type of player they need.
Ozil is keen to move to England and Arsenal or United would be his preference.