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According to reports, Mesut Ozil has expressed his desire to leave the Emirates Stadium with the aim of Joining Manchester United on a free transfer next summer.
The Sunday Mirror claims the 28-year-old will run down his current contract, which expires next summer, and believe Ozil’s representatives have already been in touch with United to start the potential deal.
However, Arsene Wenger has expressed his desire to keep the midfielder at the Emirates, but Ozil’s wage demands of £250,000-a-week could prove to be a major stumbling block.
Rumours suggest Inter are interested in poaching the player too, but the German is keen on staying put in the Premier League.
In his autobiography, ‘Gunning for Greatness’, Ozil credited Mourinho for giving him the confidence to make an impact at Real Madrid.
“Real Madrid isn’t too big a move for you. Real Madrid is the only right move. Trust me. I’ll turn you into a regular player,” said Mourinho.
“And then all the doors will be open to you. You’ll be able to show the world what you’re capable of.
“And, believe me, that’s a huge amount.”