According to the Independent, Manchester United will make a move for Mesut Ozil on an free on a Bosman for when his contract ends at the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho is highly confident of convincing the German to join the Old Trafford club based on their former working relationship at Real Madrid.
Ozil’s current deal with Arsenal runs out at the end of the season, and with talks at an impasse as he has continues to show no real willingness to remain at the club beyond this season, the Red Devils are now preparing to try and sign him.
Mourinho and the 28-year-old both arrived at Real Madrid together in the summer of 2010, and worked well together, with the Portuguese boss placing great trust in him as he quickly realized that Ozil was capable of understanding and executing complex tactical orders.
They have remained on good terms since, to the point that Mourinho actually wrote the foreword for the player’s recent autobiography.
United also maintain an interest in Alexis Sanchez, who is similarly out of contract at the end of the season, but there is a feeling at Old Trafford that Manchester City are far ahead in the pursuit of his signature.