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Manchester United are set to swoop for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil at the end of the season with his representatives confident a deal can be agreed for him to join the Red Devils next season.
The German international who is into the last year of his contract at the Emirates continues to be linked with a host of top European clubs.
Manchester United who have previously been credited with an interest in the player are now understood to be keen on signing the player on Bosman when his contract runs out at the end of the current campaign.
Jose Mourinho’s interest in the player comes as no surprise, the Portuguese boss arguably got the best out of him in their time together at Real Madrid as they won one La Liga and one Copa Del Rey in their time with Spanish heavyweight Real Madrid.
The Metro via Daily Cannon are reporting that Ozil’s entourage are confident Manchester United want him when his contract expires in the summer.
Mesut despite being in the final year of his contract can only speak to foreign clubs from January. United (and any other English clubs) will have to wait until the end of the campaign when his contract is up to be able to negotiate with the midfielder.
With no news to report regarding any progress on a contract extension for the 28-year-old, Wenger seems set to lose the player at the end of the current campaign. If losing him for free isn’t bad enough, losing the World Cup winner to a direct rival would definitely be a bitter pill for Wenger to swallow.
Unlike the Sanchez situation though, Ozil is understood to have not ruled out the chance of remaining in North London beyond the current campaign, which makes it baffling as to why Wenger is not seriously pushing for an extension.
The potential exit of the World Cup winner coupled with the nailed on exit of Alexis Sanchez next summer means Wenger is set to lose his star duo for nothing at the end of the current campaign. Next summer is already shaping up to be a very crucial one for the gaffer as it would be extremely difficult for Wenger to adequately replace the duo in the same window.