The transfer plot involving Mesut Ozil continues to thicken, as his contract at the Emirates enters the final lap.
The German international has been a key member for Arsenal, and has reportedly already turned down a deal worth £235,000-a-week.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has already revealed that negotiations with Ozil are on, and the club has reportedly offered him a £275,000-a-week deal, which could make the highest earning player for Arsenal in their entire history.
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Ozil, however, has made it clear to friends that he is eyeing a switch to Old Trafford. The German international has already worked with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, where the pair teamed up to produce excellent results over three years.
The playmaker is eyeing a deal close to £300,000-a-week, whilst Mourinho continues to monitor Ozil’s situation at the Emirates.
The 29-year-old is open to a reunion with his former manager, but he has made it clear that it is not just the money that will convince him to make a switch, but also the possibility of winning trophies.
The United boss would be keen to sign Ozil after the derby loss to City, and in Pogba’s absence, the ex-Schalke man could add the creativity that the Red Devils so desperately need in the centre of the park.
With time running out on his contract, it looks like United are genuine favourites to secure the superstar’s services ahead of Arsenal and Barcelona. Should talks progress, Mourinho would expect Ed Woodward to release the cash needed to sign the midfielder.
Written by Sourish Saha
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