Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil seems unlikely to play for the Gunners again, but made it clear he would not leave for north London rivals Tottenham.
Ozil is out of contract in the summer, and appears to have no future at the Emirates.
He’s not played this season having been ousted from the first-team squad, and is unlikely to be re-registered in January.
A move to either Fenebarche or DC United seems most likely, but he was asked during a Twitter Q&A session whether he would consider a move across London.
He was asked on Monday night what he would do if Tottenham were the only team to make him an offer this summer, but his response was brutal.
He replied : “Easy question. Retire!”
Mourinho seemed to find fault with that, however, and suggested Spurs would never be interested in his services.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Mourinho responded by saying: “But who told him Tottenham is interested in signing him?”
Ozil also used the Q&A session to open up on life at Arsenal and how he is coping with life on the sidelines.
Asked whether he has enjoyed his time at the Emirates, the German playmaker confessed he’s been finding things tough since project restart last year.
“Of course – there have been many ups and downs so far, but all in all I’ve never regret my decision to join Arsenal,” he tweeted.
“And to be honest the last couple of games before the corona break in February & March 2020 made really a lot fun.
“I’ve enjoyed that time a lot and I’ve thought we’re really on a very positive way. But after the break things unfortunately changed...”
Ozil is said to be in talks with Fenebarche over a move this winter, with Mikel Arteta willing to let him leave now rather than see him depart on a free in the summer.