Last Updated: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:51
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy tried to block Mesut Ozil's move to arch rivals Arsenal on deadline day, according to reports.
The north Londoners had enquired about Ozil earlier in the summer, when negotiations had begun over the Gareth Bale deal, but they were told he was not for sale.
Levy was then left shocked to discover on transfer deadline day that, not only was the Germany midfielder for sale, but he was going to local rivals Arsenal.
Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claimed Levy called Real president Florentino Perez to try and block the deal but was informed the deal had been all but completed.
Whether this now effects the partnership agreement between Spurs and the Spanish giants, which was agreed when Luka Modric left White Hart Lane, remains to be seen.
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