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Mesut Ozil set for shock move to Premier League rivals on free transfer

German playmaker is out of contract at the end of the season - much like wantaway forward star Alexis Sanchez - and will push for a move to United, according to reports

MESUT OZIL “wants to join Jose Mourinho” at Manchester United, according to reports.

The Arsenal playmaker’s contract expires at the end of the season – and speculation is beginning to mount as to where the World Cup winner will end up.

Mesut Ozil is out of contract at the end of the sason at Arsenal

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Mesut Ozil is out of contract at the end of the sason at Arsenal

Jose Mourinho and Mesut Ozil worked together at Real Madrid

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Jose Mourinho and Mesut Ozil worked together at Real Madrid

Ozil has come under intense criticism for his workrate under Arsene Wenger at the North London club, with many fans constantly joking he goes missing in the big games.

But, according to the Mirror, the 28-year-old is open to re-uniting with the Portuguese, who managed him at Real Madrid.

United – as was shown in their 1-0 win over Southampton yesterday – have grown an intense work-rate and tactical discipline under Mourinho.

Which may lead to questions as to exactly how Ozil would fit it at Old Trafford, should he choose to make the move to the North West.


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Fellow Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is also set to leave the Emirates for pastures new at the end of the season, with Manchester City rumoured to be interested.

According to the tabloid, Ozil is highly admired by Mourinho’s coaching staff, as well as the likes of Inter Milan.

Arsene Wenger could be reluctant to see another one of his star players join a Premier League rival

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Arsene Wenger could be reluctant to see another one of his star players join a Premier League rival

Mesut Ozil has had criticism during his time at Arsenal for letting big games pass him by

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Mesut Ozil has had criticism during his time at Arsenal for letting big games pass him by

The German has been asking the Gunners for £250,000 a week.

And the story could be merely to encourage Arsenal to finally offer the former Schalke and Real Madrid star what he considers to be the right money.