Trio Battle For £20m German Star

By on June 17, 2010

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By Football Talk.

Germany’s attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil is being tracked by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. The German international is one of the most exciting youngsters in world football and now the Premier League trio will battle it out for his £20m signature.

21-year-old Ozil plays for Werder Bremen after joining them from Schalke two years ago and only has 12 months remaining on his current contract after refusing to accept a new deal from the Bundesliga club. Last year he scored an impressive 10 goals in 38 games and was a key figure in helping Bremen clinch third place and secure Champions League football next season.

Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Ozil and Arsene Wenger sees the talented play-maker as a possible replacement for Cesc Fabregas should he join Barcelona this summer. Manchester City are also interested (shock!), but it’s thought Chelsea are prepared to move quickly for Ozil as they look to replace the departing Deco, Joe Cole and Michael Ballack.

Ozil was intrumental in Germany’s 4-0 demolition of Australia in their opening World Cup match, where he operated in an attacking midfield role just behin the strikers, and is set to be one of the tournaments star players. Interested clubs are keen to act fast and try and secure his signature before his value soars any higher.

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