Ornstein on Ozil departure and Chelsea in for Erling Haaland
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Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's David Ornstein, Adam Crafton and Laurie Whitwell with insight and opinion on the biggest stories in football

David takes us inside the deal that has finally seen Mesut Ozil's time at Arsenal come to an end, as he heads to Turkey to sign for Fenerbahce.

We also bring you news of Chelsea's plans to step up their interest in Dortmund's Erling Haaland this summer, with the club hoping to steal a march on the likes of Man City, Man Utd and Real Madrid who were laying in wait for the Norwegian's release clause to become active in 2022.

Plus we look at the fascinating Premier League title race following the 0-0 draw between Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday - do United consider themselves genuine title contenders for the first time in years? Have Man City got their act together at just the right time? And what's up with Liverpool at the moment?

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