The German’s days at the Bernabeu appear to be numbered.
Manchester United will reportedly make a £43 million bid to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid before the transfer deadline.
Old Trafford boss David Moyes is determined to sign a creative midfielder to his squad before the window closes on Monday after abandoning his summer-long pursuit of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and will now target Ozil.
The Express understand Moyes is ready to table a formal offer for the talented 24-year-old, who is rumoured to be demanding a £200,000-a-week salary to leave the Bernabeu for Old Trafford and is also courting the interest of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners are yet to dip their toes into the market for a senior signing despite possessing a £70m war chest, but Wenger may be forced to accelerate a move for the German international should United make an approach.
Ozil’s days in the Spanish capital appear to be numbered after he was subject of criticism from Madrid chief Carlo Ancelotti after his first home match in charge, although conflicting reports suggest he is determined to stay at the club.
The former Werder Bremen playmaker’s contract with Los Blancos expires in 2016 and will face stiff competition for a place in Ancelotti’s side next season should he add Gareth Bale to the ranks next week.