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Manchester United have been installed as favourites to sign disgruntled Real Madrid ace Mesut Ozil.

The German midfielder has been made available by the Spanish giants and United boss David Moyes is leading the race to sign him, having turned to the 24-year-old after failing to lure Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

The Scot is keen to land a creative midfielder before the transfer window closes and believes Ozil would be a hit at the champions, and Ozil knows he is on borrowed time once Gareth Bale arrives in a world record deal from Tottenham.

He is desperate to find a new club to boost his hopes of making Germany’s World Cup squad and Old Trafford is his preferred destination.

Bookmakers Sky Bet have made Manchester United 4/7 favourites to sign Ozil, ahead of Arsenal at 5/1.

Several bid numbers have been mooted, ranging from £30m to £38m to lure the German international to the Premier League.

The 50-year-old manager has also been linked to another bid for Everton pair Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, having accused former club Everton of holding the duo back after slamming United’s initial £28m joint bid.

Moyes said: “I signed every player at Everton so I know a lot about them, the bid from United’s point of view was a private thing.

“If and when we make a new offer, we’d keep that offer private and confidential as well.”

Arsenal are also thought to be interested in launching their own bid for Ozil, with Arsene Wenger looking to stregthen before the close of the transfer window.

Ozil has made it clear he doesn’t want to leave the club, speaking at a recent event at the Bernabéu he said: “I have a contract with Real Madrid and I am staying here.

“I want to be successful. A lot has been written in the media about other teams but I have the coach’s confidence and I feel very good.

“Also, I have a contract until 2016. I have a very good understanding with all my team-mates and it is a pleasure and an honour to play for Real Madrid.”

Source: Daily Star

 

 

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