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Manchester United are understood to be closing in on a deal for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. The German international is into the last year of his contract at the Emirates has and has been 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 close to an agreement with the star midfielder.
Jose Mourinho’s interest in the player comes as no surprise, the Portuguese boss arguably got the best out of him during their time together at Real Madrid as they won one La Liga and one Copa Del Rey in Spain.
With Ozil open to the idea of reuniting with former boss Mourinho at Old Trafford, the Red Devils are now understood to have steeped up plans to sign the German up.
According to Kike Marin from El Confidencial via Sport Bible, Ozil is actually getting closer to an agreement that will see him move to Old Trafford as United are said to be the leading contenders for the signature of the former Schalke and Werder Bremen man.
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.
The player closing in on a move away 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 difficult to adequately replace them in the same window.