Mesut Ozil will begin talks over a new contract at Arsenal “soon.” The 28-year-old Germany international told Die Welt that he felt “comfortable” at Emirates Stadium and would start discussions to stay past 2018 shortly. Ozil has less than 18 months left on his current deal at Arsenal, where he has played since a transfer from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013. “Do you think Arsene Wenger tells the journalists [about a new contract] before he tells me? I know him differently,” Ozil said. “I have a contract until 2018 in London and I feel very comfortable there. We’ll talk soon and then make a decision. “My dream is to win the Champions League. Why not with Arsenal? Of course, we just have a difficult
Franck Ribery has revealed that he considered leaving Bayern Munich only to reject advances from a number of Europe's elite clubs. The 33-year-old has won 18 major trophies, including six Bundesliga titles and the Champions League, since moving to the Allianz Arena from Marseille in 2007. Bayern claimed to have turned down an offer of €65 million plus Jose Bosingwa from Chelsea just two years after Ribery had joined - a decision chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claims was a key point in their redevelopment into a major footballing power.
Poland knows it needs Robert Lewandowski as much as Portugal needs Cristiano Ronaldo. Captain Lewandowski scored Sunday to help Poland cement its top place in Group E with a 2-1 victory at second-placed Montenegro, and continue his own battle with Ronaldo. Midway through the campaign, the Bayern Munich star has eight goals.