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Mesut Ozil ‘rejects chance to end Arsenal hell after turning down £200,000-a-week offer from Saudi Arabia’

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MESUT OZIL was handed a lucrative Saudi Arabian escape route… but the Arsenal outcast opted to stay at the Gunners.

Despite being frozen out of the first team by Mikel Arteta, the 32-year-old is determined to see out the final year on his contract at Arsenal.

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According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Al-Nassr offered Ozil a £200,000-a-week deal on a three-year contract.

But it was not enough to lure him away to the Middle East.

Ozil has always stated his intentions to remain in North London pocketing his £350,000-a-week pay packet.



Explaining the transfer saga, Romano said on his Here We Go podcast: “The market is still open in Saudi Arabia, the bid was from Al-Nassr.

“We talked about them, they were trying for Atalanta’s Papu Gomez, they were trying for many top players in Europe.

“Papu said no and the same for Mesut Ozil. It was an important bid, a three-year contract by Al-Nassr with important wages.

“It was like €12m per season. Papu Gomez was €8m, Ozil’s offer was more than this.

“But he said no, he wants to stay in this moment in European football. He’s happy at Arsenal.

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“Obviously he wants to play more than this but at the moment he’s said no, he’s not moving to Al-Nassr.

“But we’ll see what happens with his situation in January.”

Despite not featuring for Arsenal since March, the Gunners wished him a happy birthday on Thursday.

Although the club are eager to get Ozil off the wage bill, the Germany international previously demanded respect.

He told the Atheltic: “I’ll decide when I go, not other people.

“I didn’t sign for two or three years, I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone.

“Things have obviously been difficult but I love Arsenal, I love to work there, I love the people in the club — the real people, those I’ve been with for a long time — and I love London, it’s my home.”

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UFC 254 LIVE REACTION: Khabib RETIRES, McGregor responds, champ ‘had suffered BROKEN foot and toes’ just WEEKS ago

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‘NUMBERS DON’T LIE’

Jon Jones has rejected Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim he is the best pound-for-pound fighter.

The UFC lightweight champion stretched his unbeaten record as a pro to 29-0 in MMA on Saturday night with victory over Justin Gaethje.

Many felt it was ‘The Eagle’s’ biggest test yet as he took on the American at UFC 254 on Fight Island.

But the Dagestani fighter left everyone in no doubt who the top dog was as he needed less than ten minutes to see off the man dubbed ‘The Highlight’.

Khabib, 32, shocked everybody afterwards by announcing his retirement from MMA.

That is despite him being linked with mega-money matches against old foe Conor McGregor or his hero Georges St. Pierre.

Inside the octagon after his latest win, he said: “There is only one thing I want from UFC, to put me as No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world because I deserve it

However, the current P4P king Jones quickly refuted Khabib’s request.

Writing on Twitter, he wrote: “Until I take that heavily crown, I grant you the spot. Enjoy Champ.”

He then tweeted: “15 world titles, numbers don’t lie.”

‘Bones’ then wrote: “I want to congratulate Khabib for an outstanding career.

“I know he made his father along with millions of fans around the world incredibly proud today.

“May God continue to bless him on his journey.”

The American then added: “Definitely a powerful moment, but my logic is definitely not clouded.”

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UFC 254 REACTION LIVE: Khabib RETIRES, McGregor messages, champ ‘had suffered BROKEN foot and toes’ just weeks ago

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‘NUMBERS DON’T LIE’

Jon Jones has rejected Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim he is the best pound-for-pound fighter.

The UFC lightweight champion stretched his unbeaten record as a pro to 29-0 in MMA on Saturday night with victory over Justin Gaethje.

Many felt it was ‘The Eagle’s’ biggest test yet as he took on the American at UFC 254 on Fight Island.

But the Dagestani fighter left everyone in no doubt who the top dog was as he needed less than ten minutes to see off the man dubbed ‘The Highlight’.

Khabib, 32, shocked everybody afterwards by announcing his retirement from MMA.

That is despite him being linked with mega-money matches against old foe Conor McGregor or his hero Georges St. Pierre.

Inside the octagon after his latest win, he said: “There is only one thing I want from UFC, to put me as No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world because I deserve it

However, the current P4P king Jones quickly refuted Khabib’s request.

Writing on Twitter, he wrote: “Until I take that heavily crown, I grant you the spot. Enjoy Champ.”

He then tweeted: “15 world titles, numbers don’t lie.”

‘Bones’ then wrote: “I want to congratulate Khabib for an outstanding career.

“I know he made his father along with millions of fans around the world incredibly proud today.

“May God continue to bless him on his journey.”

The American then added: “Definitely a powerful moment, but my logic is definitely not clouded.”

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Who is Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife, how many children does UFC star have with her, and where do couple live?

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KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV defended his UFC title at UFC 254, and has now retired as one of the greatest fighters to ever grace the Octagon.

After his famous victory over Conor McGregor, Khabib become a household name – but who is his wife and what do we know about her?

 Khabib married his wife in 2013, but she has kept out of the public eye - this is him with Russian TV presenter Olga Buzova

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Khabib married his wife in 2013, but she has kept out of the public eye – this is him with Russian TV presenter Olga Buzova

What is the name of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife?

The 32-year-old married his better half in June 2013, celebrating their fifth anniversary earlier this year.

But out of respect for his family, her name has never been revealed to the general public.

Khabib has kept his private life private, with his Instagram page having zero pictures of his wife or children.

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Khabib and his wife married in a traditional wedding

How many children do they have?

The couple have two children, first welcoming a baby girl on June 1, 2015.

Two years later, Khabib’s wife gave birth to a boy on December 30, 2017.

While it is unknown to the public as to the name of their daughter, it has previously been revealed they called their son Mohammed.

Where do they live?

The Nurmagomedov family reside in Makhachkala in the Republic of Dagestan.

The capital city has suffered trouble following the Second Chechen War that ended in 2009.

In sporting terms, it is more known for its main football club, Anzhi Makhachkala, who signed current Arsenal star Willian and Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o under the ownership of oligarch Suleyman Kerimov seven years ago.

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