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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy called Real Madrid president Florentino Perez yesterday in a bid to stop him selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, it has been revealed.

Reports in Spain suggest that Levy appealed to the partnership between the two clubs agreed as part of the Luka Modric transfer to try and stop Perez selling Ozil to Spurs’ north London rival.

According to El Confidencial Levy felt “betrayed” by news that Ozil would be allowed to leave for the Gunners after enquiring about the player’s availability during July and August, potentially as part of the Gareth Bale transfer.

At that time Perez told Levy that Ozil was not for sale with the player expected to remain at the Bernabeu, but the German international reportedly became increasingly as the transfer window drew to a close enabling Arsenal to snap him up.

On receiving the call from Levy, Perez reportedly politely informed the Spurs boss that a deal sending Ozil to Arsenal was all but complete.

The news is sure to put further strain on the relationship between Real and Tottenham after Levy delayed Gareth Bale’s move to Spain until he could bring in replacements, amidst rumours that the club had become infuriated with the way Real had conducted their business.

Sky Sports news also claimed last week that Levy had a role in preventing a Madrid player joining Arsenal ahead of the north London derby, played last weekend.

Source: Express


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