United Look To Beat Rivals To £25m Mesut Oezil
By Football Talk.
Manchester United are lining up a £25m offer for Werder Bremen midfielder Mesut Oezil, according to The Daily Express. Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are also said to be interested in Oezil, but it seems United will strike first in an attempt to snap-up the highly rated youngster.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to add some creative flair to his midfield and Oezil would fit the bill perfectly as well as be a long-term replacement for the ageing Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
Fergie will make his move after being knocked back it his attempt to sign Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan, after the Dutchman stated yesterday he would remain at the San Siro next season. United have now set their sights on Germany’s creative star who was a key member of the team that reached the World Cup semi-final in South Africa.
Werder Bremen have come to terms that they will lose Oezil this summer as he has only one year remaining on his current deal and is refusing to sign an extension, meaning the club would lose him for nothing next summer. The player himself has expressed his desire to play in the premier league and named United as well as Chelsea as clubs he would like to play for.
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