Jose Mourinho thinks Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is desperate for Manchester United transfer

Jose Mourinho thinks Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is desperate for Manchester United transfer Jose Mourinho thinks Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is desperate for Manchester United transfer

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho reportedly thinks Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is desperate to move to Old Trafford.

Manchester United are frontrunners in the race to sign Ozil from Arsenal, with the player’s contract at the Emirates expiring in the summer.

The Red Devils are also interested in signing Alexis Sanchez, though Manchester City still appear likelier to win that transfer battle.

United’s path to Ozil now seems clear with Barcelona, who were interested in snapping him up, cooling their interest following the £142million arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

And the Manchester Evening News say Mourinho thinks Ozil is willing to do anything to leave Arsenal and join him at United.

The pair have a close relationship dating back to their time at Real Madrid.

Mourinho signed the 29-year-old in his first summer as Real boss in 2010, shortly after the player starred at the World Cup in South Africa.

Together, they ended Barcelona’s dominance of La Liga by scooping the title in 2012.

A reunion could be on the cards with United desperate to sign a new No10 given Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s struggles.

Jesse Lingard has flourished in the role in recent weeks but Mourinho supposedly does not regard him as a long-term option.

The MEN say, however, that Mourinho has not contacted Ozil about joining him at United.

And that could yet pave the way for the Germany international to sign a shock Arsenal contract extension.

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Speaking yesterday, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitted he was hopeful of keeping Ozil out of United’s clutches.

"Yes. There is still an opportunity for him to stay," he said.

"It looks like Sanchez will not extend his contract, but we want to keep Jack and if we have an opportunity maybe to keep Ozil, the rebuild will be less deep than if all three left."





Source: www.express.co.uk