TRANSFER TALK: Bremen Admit £20m Ozil Is Available
By Football Talk.
Premier League clubs have been alerted by the news that Werder Bremen are prepared to listen to offers for World Cup sensation Mesut Ozil. Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for the German playmaker in recent weeks, with bids in the region of £20m being suggested after he put in some eye-catching performances at the World Cup.
Ozil has only 12 months remaining on his current Bremen deal and it was thought he would stay and see out the final year before leaving on a free next summer. But now Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has admitted the Bundesliga club will listen to any offers that come in for Ozil.
He said: ‘I can already think that we will have offers in the next few weeks or just before the transfer deadline from a number of clubs.
‘If something concrete comes, we have a duty to talk to Mesut and his advisors and to see what they want. We will not change our policy. We cannot afford it.’
Allofs confirmed the club had met with Ozil to discuss extending his contract, but no deal could be struck between the two parties.
‘We had arranged a meeting with Mesut, however we found no solution during our discussions.
‘We presented our our options, but the issue was not brought to an end.’
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